Principles and Practices of Quality Assurance

A guide for internal and external quality assurers in the FE and Skills Sector

Author: Ann Gravells

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473994330

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an internal or external quality assurer in the further education and skills sector. It has all the information you need to work towards the quality assurance units for qualifications such as: The Certificate and Diploma in Education and Training, or the quality assurance units of the Learning and Development (TAQA) qualification. The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in an easily accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of quality assurance in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed internal and external quality assurance documents. It is a comprehensive text, covering: · principles of internal and external quality assurance · planning quality assurance activities · carrying out quality assurance activities · risk management · making decisions and providing feedback · record keeping · evaluating practice · the role and use of technology · planning, allocating and monitoring the work of others This is your guide to understanding how to use internal quality assurance activities effectively with assessors, and external quality assurance activities with centre staff.

Principles and Practices of Quality Assurance

A Guide for Internal and External Quality Assurers in the FE and Skills Sector

Author: Ann Gravells

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473994349

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an internal or external quality assurer in the further education and skills sector. It has all the information you need to work towards the quality assurance units for qualifications such as: The Certificate and Diploma in Education and Training, or the quality assurance units of the Learning and Development (TAQA) qualification. The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in an easily accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of quality assurance in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed internal and external quality assurance documents. It is a comprehensive text, covering: · principles of internal and external quality assurance · planning quality assurance activities · carrying out quality assurance activities · risk management · making decisions and providing feedback · record keeping · evaluating practice · the role and use of technology · planning, allocating and monitoring the work of others This is your guide to understanding how to use internal quality assurance activities effectively with assessors, and external quality assurance activities with centre staff.

Principles and Practices of Quality Assurance

A Guide for Internal and External Quality Assurers in the FE and Skills Sector

Author: Ann Gravells

Publisher: Learning Matters Limited

ISBN: 9781473973428

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Page: 200

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A guide for internal and external quality assurers in the FE and skills sector by best-selling author Ann Gravells.

Food Quality Assurance

Principles and Practices

Author: Inteaz Alli

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203484883

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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The field of food quality assurance has evolved substantially over the past decade, and certain key developments have become widely accepted. These include Quality Systems (e.g., ISO 9000) and HACCP. Consequently, it has become essential for undergraduate Food Science and Food Technology students preparing for careers in the food industry to have some basic training in these systems as part of the curricula in their university or college programs. Food Quality Assurance: Principles and Practices integrates the latest principles, practices, and terminology of food safety systems with those of quality management systems to provide an understanding of a single food quality management system. Chapters define industry terminology, review the differences and components of food quality and food safety, explain Quality Programs and Quality Systems, and thoroughly examine Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP. Written primarily as an undergraduate-level text for Food Quality Assurance and Food Quality Management courses, the book combines the fundamentals of food safety and quality systems with the latest data from recognized international and national organizations. This is an essential guide for teaching food quality assurance to students.

Principles and Practices of Research Quality Assurance - Ethics

Author: Konstanze Frank

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638394794

Category: Medical

Page: 11

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Essay from the year 2004 in the subject Medicine - General, grade: good, Anglia Ruskin University, 22 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Select three of the five following areas of research, and identify one ethical issue that is controversial or subject to opposing opinions in each of the three chosen areas. Briefly describe the controversy or opposing viewpoints for these three issues, with reference to the ethical principles or values involved. x Bio-medical research on humans x Pre-clinical research (animal or in-vivo) x Animal health research x Field studies x Manufacture, packaging and handling of investigational medicinal products For one of the three selected areas, critically evaluate how the applicable laws, regulatory requirements and guidelines address public concerns about the identified ethical issue and the extent to which these achieve a balance between ethical and scientific concerns.

Software Quality Assurance

Principles and Practice

Author: Nina S. Godbole

Publisher: Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.

ISBN: 9781842651766

Category: Computers

Page: 419

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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) as a professional domain is becoming increasingly important. The purpose of this book is to provide practical insight into the topic of Software Quality Assurance.

Principles and Practices of Assessment

A guide for assessors in the FE and skills sector

Author: Ann Gravells

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967481

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an assessor in the further education and skills sector. It has all the information you need to work towards the assessment units for qualifications such as: the Award, Certificate and Diploma in Education and Training, or the assessment units of the Learning and Development (TAQA) qualification. The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in a really accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of assessment in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed assessment documents. It is a comprehensive text, covering: principles of assessment planning for assessment types and methods of assessment assessment practice giving feedback recording progress and achievement quality assurance evaluation This third edition has been updated to bring the book in-line with all qualifications that include assessing learning. This is your guide to understanding how to use assessment effectively in your teaching and assessing role.

Principles and Practices of Teaching and Training

A Guide for Teachers and Trainers in the FE and Skills Sector

Author: Ann Gravells

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526417421

Category: Education

Page: 576

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The only all-encompassing guide to everything you need to know to teach and train in post compulsory education!

Achieving Your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (TAQA)

Author: Ann Gravells

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446298078

Category: Education

Page: 288

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'This book is helping me so much with the TAQA course I'm doing. It's easy to understand, well written and full of really good information' - Amazon review Previously known as Achieving Your TAQA Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer Award, this new edition of the focused and comprehensive text written for TAQA learners and all trainee assessors and quality assurers is another essential support text from bestselling author Ann Gravells. The content covers all assessor and quality assurance units and is easy-to-read and clearly structured. The new edition has been enhanced with new chapters; and it has activities and examples to help you link theory with practice. It includes: cross references to the qualification units and the national occupational standards two new chapters covering the external quality assurance role completed examples of templates and forms for assessors, internal and external quality assurers ideas for evidence which can be used towards achievement of each unit new bullet lists, tables and checklists TAQA, and other assessor and quality assurer trainees will find this text both an invaluable resource for their course and useful handbook to take into practice.

Mastering Software Quality Assurance

Best Practices, Tools and Techniques for Software Developers

Author: Murali Chemuturi

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270322

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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This comprehensive reference on software development quality assurance addresses all four dimensions of quality: specifications, design, construction and conformance. It focuses on quality from both the micro and macro view. From a micro view, it details the aspect of building-in quality at the component level to help ensure that the overall deliverable has ingrained quality. From a macro view, it addresses the organizational level activities that provide an environment conducive to fostering quality in the deliverables as well as developing a culture focused on quality in the organization. Mastering Software Quality Assurance also explores a process driven approach to quality, and provides the information and guidance needed for implementing a process quality model in your organization. It includes best practices and valuable tools and techniques for software developers.Key Features • Provides a comprehensive, inclusive view of software quality • Tackles the four dimensions of quality as applicable to software development organizations • Offers unique insights into achieving quality at the component level • Deals comprehensively with all aspects of measuring software quality • Explores process quality from the standpoint of implementation rather than from the appraiser/assessor point of view • Delivers a bird's eye view of the ISO and CMMI models, and describes necessary steps for attaining conformance to those models

Assurance Technologies Principles and Practices

A Product, Process, and System Safety Perspective

Author: Dev G. Raheja,Michael Allocco

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470009411

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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The Second Edition features new content, examples,methods, techniques, and best practices Assurance Technologies Principles and Practices is based on the assertion that safety is not a cost, but an excellent investment. According to the authors, more than sixty percent of problems in complex systems arise from incomplete, vague, and poorly written specifications. In keeping with the authors' passion for safety, the text is dedicated to uniting the gamut of disciplines that are essential for effective design applying assurance technology principles, including system safety, reliability, maintainability, human engineering, quality, logistics, software integrity, and system integration. Readers familiar with the first edition of this text will recognize all the hallmarks that have made it a classic in its field. The Second Edition features a host of new examples, methods, techniques, and best practices to bring the text fully up to date with the state of the art in assurance technology. Much new content has been added as well, including four new chapters: Managing Safety-Related Risks Statistical Concepts, Loss Analysis, and Safety-Related Applications Models, Concepts, and Examples: Applying Scenario-Driven Hazard Analysis Automation, Computer, and Software Complexities The text begins with an introduction and overview of assurance technology. Next, readers are provided with fundamental statistical concepts. The chapters that follow explore in depth the approaches and disciplines that make up assurance technology applications. Each chapter is organized into major phases-design, manufacturing, test, and use phase-that help readers understand both how and when to apply particular measures. Throughout the text, readers discover detailed examples that prepare them to manage real-world challenges. References and further reading are provided at the end of each chapter leading to more in-depth discussion on specialized topics. With its extensive use of examples and highly structured approach, this is an excellent course book for students in industrial engineering, systems engineering, risk engineering, and other assurance technology domains. Design and system engineers as well as safety professionals will find the material essential in troubleshooting complex projects and ensuring product, process, and system safety.

Agile Software Development Quality Assurance

Author: Stamelos, Ioannis G.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599042185

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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"This book provides the research and instruction used to develop and implement software quickly, in small iteration cycles, and in close cooperation with the customer in an adaptive way, making it possible to react to changes set by the constant changing business environment. It presents four values explaining extreme programming (XP), the most widely adopted agile methodology"--Provided by publisher.

The Rise of Quality Assurance in Asian Higher Education

Author: Mahsood Shah,Quyen T.N. Do

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081005598

Category: Education

Page: 252

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The Rise of Quality Assurance in Asian Higher Education provides information on the well researched quality assurance frameworks, processes, standards, and internal and external monitoring that have taken place around the globe. However, in Asia, where higher education has witnessed rapid growth, and is also contributing significantly to international education which is benefited by many developed countries, this data has not been readily available. In recent years, governments in Asia have made significant investment with an aim of creating education hubs to ensure that higher education is internationally competitive. This book examines the developments in higher education quality assurance in eleven Asian countries, providing systematic insights into national quality assurance arrangements and also examining the different approaches governments in Asia have implemented based on social and economic contexts. Includes chapters from eleven countries that examine quality assurance arrangements Explores untold case studies of countries, such as Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, India, and others Examines higher education context, quality assurance arrangements, effectiveness, challenges, and international quality assurance in Asia Offers contributions from leading scholars and practitioners who are working in higher education in Asia Provides engagement for research students

Quality Assurance and Evaluation in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Author: John Dickinson,Jane Wood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844458370

Category: Education

Page: 144

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All trainee teachers working towards ATLS or QTLS are accountable for the quality of their work, the delivery of their lessons and the success of their students. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the sector's challenging quality agenda and focuses on the reality of teaching and managing under pressure. It begins by asking what is meant by 'quality', and goes on to give guidance on delivering quality lessons and coping with inspections. Professional issues such as accountability and team working are covered in a practical, accessible way. Throughout, case studies provide insights into everyday challenges faced by trainee teachers.

Software Quality Assurance

From Theory to Implementation

Author: Daniel Galin

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780201709452

Category: Computers

Page: 590

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Software quality assurance (SQA) systems are vital for software developers in the software and the electronics industries as well as for information systems divisions in organizations. This book, based on many years of consulting and teaching experience, is designed to serve three audiences: students at universities and colleges, participants in vocational training courses in the industry and practitioners/professionals. Each chapter will conclude with commonly raised questions, problems, short case studies, and topics for discussion. The methodology to be presented in the book conforms with the requirements of ISO 9000 standards (ISO 9001 Quality Management and Quality Assurance Standard and of ISO 9000-3 Guidelines for the Application of ISO 9001 to the Development, Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Computer Software). The topics that will be covered will conform with the requirements of most vocational training programs (e.g.. the American Society for Quality's training program for Certified Software Quality Engineers). The book is designed to include in its appendices a collection of useful templates and checklists containing items of great interest to practitioners and students, and is accompanied by an Instructor's Solutions Manual and PowerPoint Slides.

Principles and Practice of Assessment in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Author: Ann Gravells

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857252616

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This is a core text aimed at the mandatory CTLLS unit for Levels Three and Four which all trainees working towards ATLS need to successfully complete. Structured around the content of the unit, all chapters are linked to the QTLS professional standards. This Second Edition has been fully revised and updated in line with changes to the TAQA Assessor Awards and includes a new 'extension activity' for those taking the unit at Level Four. With helpful activities and case studies throughout, this is an accessible guide enabling trainees to understand how to use assessment effectively in their learning and teaching.

Construction Quality Management

Principles and Practice

Author: Tim Howarth,David Greenwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317191390

Category: Architecture

Page: 236

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Quality management is essential for facilitating the competitiveness of modern day commercial organisations. Excellence in quality management is a requisite for construction organisations who seek to remain competitive and successful. The challenges presented by competitive construction markets and large projects that are dynamic and complex necessitate the adoption and application of quality management approaches. This new edition of Construction Quality Management provides a comprehensive evaluation of quality management systems and tools. Their effectiveness in achieving project objectives is explored, as well as applications in corporate performance enhancement. Both the strategic and operational dimensions of quality assurance are addressed by focusing on providing models of best practice. The reader is supported throughout by concise and clear explanations and with self-assessment questions. Practical case study examples show how various evaluative-based quality management systems and tools have been applied. Subjects covered include: business objectives – the stakeholder satisfaction methodology organisational culture and Health and Safety quality philosophy evaluation of organisational performance continuous quality improvement and development of a learning organisation. New chapters consider the influence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on quality management. The text should be of interest to construction industry senior managers, practicing professionals and academics. It is also an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of construction management, project management and business management courses.

Quality Assurance of Chemical Measurements

Author: John K. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780873710978

Category: Science

Page: 352

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This definitive new book should appeal to everyone who produces, uses, or evaluates scientific data. Ensures accuracy and reliability. Dr. Taylor's book provides guidance for the development and implementation of a credible quality assurance program, plus it also provides chemists and clinical chemists, medical and chemical researchers, and all scientists and managers the ideal means to ensure accurate and reliable work. Chapters are presented in a logical progression, starting with the concept of quality assurance, principles of good measurement, principles of quality assurance, and evaluation of measurement quality. Each chapter has a degree of independence so that it may be consulted separately from the others.

Software Quality Assurance

Author: Alain April,Claude Y. Laporte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118501829

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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The most comprehensive General, Organic, and Biochemistry book available, Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 11th Edition continues its tradition of a solid development of problem-solving skills, numerous examples and practice problems, along with coverage of current applications. Written by an experienced author team, they skillfully anticipate areas of difficulty and pace the book accordingly. Readers will find the right mix of general chemistry compared to the discussions on organic and biochemistry. Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 11th Edition has clear & logical explanations of chemical concepts and great depth of coverage as well as a clear, consistent writing style which provides great readability. An emphasis on Real-World aspects of chemistry makes the reader comfortable in seeing how the chemistry will apply to their career.

Principles and Practices of Organizational Performance Excellence

Author: Thomas J. Cartin

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 9780873894289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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This edition gives an overview of TQM and includes new and updated material. Divided into two sections, it begins with an easy overview of TQM followed by a more detailed explanation of the key quality improvement tools. Topics include organization planning, quality costs and engineering.