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Appl Ergon. 1992 Dec;23(6):371-81.

Human error identification in human reliability assessment. Part 2: Detailed comparison of techniques.

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Industrial Ergonomics Group, School of Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering, Birmingham University, UK.


This is the second part of a two-part review of human error identification (HEI) approaches in human reliability assessment (HRA). Part 1 reviewed the probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) context in which HRA occurs, and then detailed 12 HEI techniques which have evolved in the field of HRA. Part 2 attempts to compare the way these techniques perform against a range of criteria relevant to HEI theoretical and empirical validity, and practical usefulness in applied HRA. It is hoped that these comparisons will help assessors in the selection of techniques for practical applications. The comparisons also point to research and development needs in the area of applied HEI.


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