Journal article

Developing a contributing factor classification scheme for Rasmussen's AcciMap: Reliability and validity evaluation.

N Goode, PM Salmon, NZ Taylor, MG Lenné, CF Finch

Applied Ergonomics | Published : 2017


One factor potentially limiting the uptake of Rasmussen's (1997) Accimap method by practitioners is the lack of a contributing factor classification scheme to guide accident analyses. This article evaluates the intra- and inter-rater reliability and criterion-referenced validity of a classification scheme developed to support the use of Accimap by led outdoor activity (LOA) practitioners. The classification scheme has two levels: the system level describes the actors, artefacts and activity context in terms of 14 codes; the descriptor level breaks the system level codes down into 107 specific contributing factors. The study involved 11 LOA practitioners using the scheme on two separate occas..

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