One of the highest frequencies of errors recorded by recent Line Oriented Safety Audits (LOSA) is within the category of intentional non-compliance of which checklists use is included. These errors have led to serious lapses in risk management and many well- documented cases of aircraft accidents. This paper reviews the literature of both organizational behavior management and applied behavior analysis where checklist use is an independent variable. This report presents various methods and technologies from other settings which may prove useful in the flight-training environment. Also included is a proposed study that will be conducted at a major flight training facility using undergraduate participants involved in checklist use while undergoing instrument flight training. This study applies various treatments to the participants to measure the effectiveness of checklist reading behavior and performance. Measures examine both, short term and long term effects of treatment, as well as any generalization of checklist reading performance to more advanced training environments.
Rantz, W. G.
(2005). Stratigies for Contolling Checklist Reading Behavior: A Literature Review. 2005 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 613-619.