Journal article

Lost in translation: the validity of a systemic accident analysis method embedded in an incident reporting software tool

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

Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science | Published : 2016

Abstract

Despite the proposed advantages of systems accident analysis (SAA) methods for understanding incident causation, they have not been widely adopted by practitioners. The aim of this study was to evaluate the criterion-referenced validity of an SAA method embedded within an incident reporting software tool. Thirteen practitioners used the tool to collect and analyse incident data within their organisation. The incident data were then analysed by researchers experienced in using the SAA method. Overall, there were low levels of agreement between participants and researchers regarding the identification and classification of factors and relationships. The findings indicate the systems thinking p..

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