Invitation for experienced supervisors, managers and risk managers to participate in UPLOADS coding reliability study (Ethics Number: A/14/604)

The goal of the UPLOADS project is to develop a valid and reliable incident reporting system for the outdoor education, recreation and adventure sector in Australia. One component of the system is a taxonomy that organisations can use to code the causal factors involved in their incident reports. This will allow organisations to easily generate aggregate reports on the data they collect, so they can identify trends and develop appropriate countermeasures.
The aim of this study is to test the reliability of the UPLOADS Causal Factor Taxonomy for classifying the causal factors involved in incidents. Reliability means: 1) Different people select the same codes to describe the same causal factor; and 2) People select the same codes to describe the same causal factor on different occasions. This indicates that the taxonomy is easy to use and simple to understand.

The study involves using the UPLOADS causal factor taxonomy to code four incident reports on two separate occasions (one month apart). It should take you approximately one hour to complete the task on each occasion. You will be emailed the response booklet and instructions. You can fill in the response booklet on your computer – there is no need to print it out. After completion you will need to email back the response booklet.

If you would like to participate in the study and are a experienced supervisor, manager or risk manager please register here:

If you would like more information, please contact:

Natassia Goode
Phone: 07 5456 5850

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