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Cognitive Biases: Confirmation Bias

Cognitive Biases: Confirmation Bias
Confirmation bias: can you put your beliefs aside and be unbiased?Not that far.Just a few centuries.You see, as a self proclaimed data scientist, we draw inspiration from a long line of great English mathematicians.Firstly, there's George Boole (1815-1864), creator of Boolean algebra, the lifeblood of digital electronics. Then there's Charles Babba...
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Cognitive Biases: Causality Bias

Cognitive Biases: Causality Bias
Michael Smith introduces the illusion of causality bias and how it relates to Aaron Ramsey and celebrity deaths as well as to pipeline integrity management.In Cognitive Biases #2, we introduced one of our favorite English mathematician, Thomas Bayes (1701-1761). We also talked about one of the most endemic cognitive biases we suffer: the confirmati...
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Cognitive Biases: Survivorship Bias

Cognitive Biases: Survivorship Bias
What do cats that survive falling from high-rise buildings have to do with cognitive bias? Find out in this next part of our series, in which we focus specifically on survivorship bias and then links the phenomenon to pipelines and reaching zero incidents. In the previous part of this series, we introduced the illusion of causality.​In 1987, the Jo...
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Series: Cognitive Bias

Series: Cognitive Bias
Understand the range of cognitive biases and how this phenomenon links with pipeline engineering.Posts in this series... Cognitive Biases: Bias Blind Spot Introduction to the topic of cognitive bias, particularly ...
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Cognitive Biases: Bias Blind Spot

Cognitive Biases: Bias Blind Spot
Introduction to the topic of cognitive bias, particularly our own blind spot to this phenomenon.At conferences we like to introduce my topics with a short story, usually involving this little character. He's a pipeline operator and he's had a number of pipeline problems over the last few years. Fortunately, we always solve his latest problem by the...
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The Role of Competency in Pipeline Safety Management Systems with Karen Collins

The Role of Competency in Pipeline Safety Management Systems with Karen Collins
Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS) are management tools that will help a pipeline operator comprehensively and holistically manage all the many aspects of pipeline safety. The framework of PSMS is specified in the API Recommended Practice 1173 and consists of ten elements, one being 'Competence, Awareness, and Training' which is probably the...
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Competent or Merely Confident - ‘Competence’ and ‘Qualification’ in Pipeline Engineering with Simon Irvine

Competent or Merely Confident - ‘Competence’ and ‘Qualification’ in Pipeline Engineering with Simon Irvine
The purpose of this webinar is to:Introduce the concept of competence from a pipeline engineer's perspective.Highlight the industry's growing requirements for competent and qualified personnel.Explain why a 'qualification-based' approach is required to demonstrate competence within the pipeline industry.​This webinar was held on June 21, 2017Meet t...
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A Structured Approach to Demonstrating Competence with Simon Irvine

A Structured Approach to Demonstrating Competence with Simon Irvine
This webinar discusses the concept of competence from a pipeline engineer's perspective. It presents a framework that ensures demonstrably competent engineers. It provides a walk-through of the former platform that hosted The Competence Club.This webinar was held on December 14, 2017Meet the expertsSimon Irvine, Learning Manager, ROSEN Ed...
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Virtual Meetup: Workshops, Webinars and Training for Pipeline Integrity Management

Virtual Meetup: Workshops, Webinars and Training for Pipeline Integrity Management
There are many opportunities to learn about pipeline integrity issues and how to resolve problems. Sometimes you want a general overview. Other times you want to take deep dive into the details. But how can you pick a class that is right for you? Various industry groups and consultants offer classes at various levels. Some just provide awareness of...
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