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Human Error

Cambridge University Press (1990) James Reason

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Important Definitions

  • Error - a generic term to encompass all those occasions in which a planned sequence of mental or physical activities fails to achieve its intended outcome, and when these failures cannot be attributed to the intervention of some chance agency.

  • Slips and Lapses - errors which result from some failure in the execution and/or storage stage of an action sequence, regardless of whether or not the plan which guided them was adequate to achieve its objective.

  • Mistakes - deficiencies or failures in the judgmental and/or inferential processes involved in the selection of an objective or in the specification of the means to achieve it, irrespective of whether or not the actions directed by this decision-scheme run according to plan.

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Title Human Error
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Author James Reason
Pub Date 1990
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Keywords Election Integrity, Political Philosophy
Media Type Book
Media Group Research
Curator Rating Plain
Book ISBN 978-0-521-31419-0
Author Name Sortable Reason, James
Publish Status Published
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