Applied Hermeneutics and Qualitative Safety Data: The CIRAS Project

  title={Applied Hermeneutics and Qualitative Safety Data: The CIRAS Project},
  author={Brendan Wallace and Alastair K. Ross and J. Davies},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={587 - 607}
  • Brendan Wallace, Alastair K. Ross, J. Davies
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Human Relations
  • This article describes the new qualitative methodology developed for use in CIRAS (Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System), the confidential database set up for the UK railways by the University of Strathclyde. CIRAS is a project in which qualitative safety data are disidentified and then stored and analysed in a central database. Due to the confidential nature of the data provided, conventional (positivist) methods of checking their accuracy are not applicable; therefore a new… CONTINUE READING
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