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Flashcards in Error Classification Practice Deck (15):
1

Pulling on a “push” door that has a handle instead of a push plate

Mistake, design error

2

Crashing into your house because you failed to put your car into reverse while attempting to back out of your garage

Mode error, lapse, error of omission, slip

3

Being unable to open a combination (spin) lock because you forgot the numeric combination

Resource-limited processing, mediation error

4

Being unable to open a combination (spin) lock because you didn’t pause long enough on one of the numbers in the combination

Slip, timing error (an error of commission)

5

Grabbing and taking the wrong type of medication because the bottles for your blood pressure medication and pain medication look the same

Slip, input error

6

Writing “2016” for the year on a check when it’s January, 2017

Slip, mediation error

7

Disabling a tractor’s safety feature that was designed to prevent it from functioning without an operator in the seat, leading to injury

Violation

8

Misreading a weather map, and consequently deciding to let a plane take off in dangerous weather because you thought it was fine

Input error, mistake

9

deciding not to bring an umbrella with you to campus because you thought it wouldn’t rain (it did)

mistake

10

planning to get gas on your way home from work instead of before, and running out

mistake

11

deciding to go to the grocery store on the way home, and then realizing when you get home that you never made the turnoff for the store

Slip

12

Intending to bring an umbrella with you and forgetting

Lapse

13

not wearing safety gloves because they get in the way

Violation

14

typing in Overwrite mode instead of Insert mode

mode error

15

Adding the butter to cake batter after you have mixed the dry ingredients in

Sequence Error