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A 2000 study of NTSB activities produced numerous recommendations for changes, and is referenced in the Research Section. Reviews of the study are posted here. See review by CO Miller,

For more comments on that study, see More comments about NTSB-Rand Rerpot

Different Approaches to Incident Investigation -How the Analyst Makes a Difference, by Anna K. Lekberg, The Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) Study report addressing whether psychologists attributed the accident causes to the technical system, while engineers attributed them to the humans. Includes commentaries.

Integrating Human Factors: The Future of Accident Investigation by Captain Robert L. Sumwalt, III (F03396), Air Line Pilots Association, Team Leader, Working Group for Human Factors in Accident Investigation. Link to paper and comments
See also Ames report on Aircraft Accidents Methods of Analysis, which contains categories of "errors of pilot" for historical background information.

Improving Accident Reports, by C. Johnson, Glasgow Accident Analysis Group.
View abstract.  Access paper from abstract. Hmmm. this paper also casts investigation tasks as analyst work; see comments on Lekberg paper above.

The Warwick Explosion : a Case Study, by H. Chicoine. A report of an analysis of 3 reports of the same accident. Link to paper.

Comments invited. ----- Reviews invited.

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