Analysis and classification of human error

  title={Analysis and classification of human error},
  author={Willian Bill Rouse and Sandra H. Rouse},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics},
The literature on human error is reviewed with emphasis on theories of error and classification schemes. A methodology for analysis and classification of human error is then proposed which includes a general approach to classification. Identification of possible causes and factors that contribute to the occurrence of errors is also considered. An application of the methodology to the use of checklists in the aviation domain is presented for illustrative purposes. 

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