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Human errors and reliability of test results in analytical chemistry

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Abstract

The present paper is a review of the main theoretical and technical aspects of human error treatment (error modelling, reduction and quantification) as applied in aviation, engineering, medicine and other fields. The aim of the review is to attract the attention of analysts and specialists in metrology and quality in chemistry to the human error problem and its influence on the reliability of test results of chemical composition and associated measurement uncertainty. Therefore, the subject of human error is interpreted in the review in application to the conditions of a chemical analytical laboratory.

Presented at the 19th International Conference of the Israel Society for Quality, October 2012, Jerusalem, Israel.