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Title: Predicting pilot error on the flight deck: Validation of a new methodology and a multiple methods and analysts approach to enhancing error prediction sensitivity
Authors: Stanton, NA
Salmon, PM
Harris, D
Marshall, A
Demagalski, J
Young, MS
Waldman, T
Dekker, S
Keywords: Human error;Human error identification;Error prediction;Reliability & validity
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Stanton, N.A., Salmon, P.M., Harris, D.,Marshall, A., Demagalski, J., Young, M.S., Waldman, T., Dekker, S. (in Press) Predicting Pilot Error on the Flight Deck: Validation of a New Methodology and a Multiple Methods and Analysts Approach to Enhancing Error Prediction Sensitivity, Applied Ergonomics.
Abstract: The Human Error Template (HET) is a recently developed methodology for predicting designed induced pilot error. This article describes a validation study undertaken to compare the performance of HET against three contemporary Human Error Identification (HEI) approaches when used to predict pilot errors for an approach and landing task and also to compare individual analyst error predictions to an approach to enhancing error prediction sensitivity: the multiple analysts and methods approach, whereby multiple analyst predictions using a range of HEI technique are pooled. The findings indicate that, of the four methodologies used in isolation, analysts using the HET methodology offered the most accurate error predictions, and also that the multiple analysts and methods approach was more successful overall in terms of error prediction sensitivity than the three other methods but not the HET approach. The results suggest that when predicting design induced error, it is appropriate to use domain specific approaches and also a toolkit of different HEI approaches and multiple analysts in order to heighten error prediction sensitivity.
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