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Error and Reliability

Human Factors: Understanding people-system relationships

Author: Kantowitz, B., Sorkin, R.
Type: Book Section
Year: 1983


There are many ways to organize and classify human errors. They can be divided into 2 categories: intentional and unintentional. They can be classified in terms of their cost - a recovered error has the potential to cause damage but due to luck or good human factors design nothing bad happens. An unrecovered error is one where it is not possible to prevent serious consequences.

Further Details

Pages: 32-59
Publish Location: New York, USA
Publisher: John Wiley
Accession Number: 11.12.02
Keywords: design
Reads: 201