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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 1526417405

Category: Education

Page: 576

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Written by bestselling author Ann Gravells, this is the complete go-to guide for anyone wanting to be (or working as) a teacher or trainer in the further education and skills sector, in the UK and beyond. It has all the information you need to work towards a qualification such as the Award, Certificate or Diploma in Education and Training. It is also relevant to anyone taking a Train the Trainer course, or an international teaching 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, along with real examples of teaching and training in practice. The book also includes examples of completed teaching documents. This is a comprehensive text, covering: The role of a teacher/trainer Factors contributing to learning Planning and facilitating learning for groups and individuals Using technology and resources to support learning Assessing learning Quality assurance Evaluation, reflection, and continuing professional development (CPD) Preparing for a micro-teach session and teaching/observed practice

Software Quality Assurance

Author: Nina S. Godbole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842657027

Category: Computer programming

Page: 1066

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Principles and Practices for the New Paradigm provides valuable information about alignment of various improvement models explained from a management perspective COBIT, ITIL overview. The Role of Quality Assurance in Maintenance Projects explained in great details. An all new Chapter has been added to address quality issues related to Defect Management. The chapter on testing has been aligned with ISTQB syllabus. The book has a great appeal and value to a wider range of audience: not only Software Quality Assurance Professionals but also IT Service Professionals who need to understand Quality aspects of delivering IT Services to their global clients including their domestic clients. Also very useful is this book to Software Testing Professionals who wish to prepare for International Certifications such as the ISTQB (foundational and advanced levels), CSTE, CSQA etc. The book is also useful for CSQA and CSTE certification programs. -- Provided by publisher.

The Vocational Assessor Handbook

Including a Guide to the QCF Units for Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance (IQA)

Author: Ros Ollin,Jenny Tucker

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749461667

Category: Study Aids

Page: 296

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For assessors of QCF qualifications and NVQs, verifiers, school and FE college teachers, providers of training and work-based learning and those working towards PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS teaching qualifications, The Vocational Assessor Handbook contains a detailed guide to the following QCF units for assessment and internal quality assurance (verification) enabling readers to: -Understand the Principles and Practices of Assessment (Knowledge and Understanding Unit) -Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment -Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding -Understand the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment (Knowledge and Understanding Unit) -Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment -Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Your Own Area of Responsibility Packed with the most up to date, detailed and reliable guidance, this is the only book for assessors and verifiers of vocational qualifications and is essential reading for anyone involved in vocational education. Previously published as The NVQ Assessor, Verifier and Candidate Handbook.

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.

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.

Sensory Evaluation of Food: Principles and Practices

Author: Harry T. Lawless,Hildegarde Heymann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780834217522

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 827

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The book is designed as a text for undergraduate and graduate courses in sensory evaluation and as a reference for industrial practitioners. It covers all the basic techniques of sensory testing, from simple discrimination tests to home use placements for consumers. It provides a practical guide to how tests are conducted and, for the reader who wishes a deeper understanding, provides the fundamental psychological and statistical theories that form the basis and rationale for sensory test design. Statistics used in sensory evaluation are demonstrated as integrated applications in the context of appropriate sensory methods and are also presented as a stand-alone material in appendixes. Statistical applications are tailored to common and relevance are obvious, and space is not wasted on designs or analyses that are not suitable for data collection from human observers. The text presents divergent philosophies in a balanced manner. Chapters are constructed so that beginning students who want only practical aspects of conducting sensory tests will find clear instructions on how tests should be conducted. Advanced students and practitioners will profit from the detailed section on rationale and sensory evaluation issues. "It covers the entire spectrum of sensory analysis. I have read many books on this intriguing subject, but this is the Rolls-Royce." a?? Aubrey Parsons, governing council member, International Union for Food Science and Technology

Food Quality Management

Technological and Managerial Principles and Practices

Author: Pieternel A. Luning,W. J. Marcelis

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789086861163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 425

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Consumer understanding of food quality and the ultimate concern for health and food safety increases. This forces actors in agribusiness and food industry to use quality management as a strategic issue in innovation and production. This book describes Food Quality Management in one integrated concept. Firstly, all relevant aspects of food quality management are brought into one model, which forms the framework for this book. Secondly, the authors introduce the techno-managerial approach. This approach starts from the idea that food quality is the combined effect of food behaviour and human behaviour. The contemporary use of technological and managerial theories and models, is the core element of this approach. It is used to predict food systems behaviour and to generate adequate improvements to the system. Moreover, special attention is paid to food quality management from a chain perspective. Topics covered include technological food quality properties, quality management and decision making behaviour in organisations. Quality design, control, improvement and assurance are dealt with in detail, with special attention paid to the use of tools and methods. This book describes quality assurance systems currently in use, ranging from international QA-systems like GMP, HACCP, ISO and BRC. Furthermore, policy and business strategy principles are discussed in the framework of food quality management and the concept of TQM receives special attention. Finally, expected future developments in food quality management are considered. This publication is a must-have for students, researchers and agribusiness and food industry professionals active in various areas of food production systems. The integrated approach with technological and managerial principles and practises for analysing food quality management, and valuable information on the latest developments make this book of great importance.9789074134811

Information Service Excellence Through TQM

Building Partnerships for Business Process Reengineering and Continuous Improvement

Author: Timothy Braithwaite

Publisher: Asq Press

ISBN: 9780873892711

Category: Computers

Page: 145

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Each time an organization adopts a new quality process or "reengineers" an existing one, its information systems must conform to these changes. This book helps readers apply total quality management philosophies and principles to the business of defining, constructing, and delivering automated information systems and services.

What is Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector?

Author: Ann Gravells

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857257307

Category: Education

Page: 112

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This is a handbook for anyone considering a career in teaching in the lifelong learning sector. It offers an essential introduction to what it is like to teach in the sector. It considers the diversity of contexts, settings and students, covering all you need to know. It reviews the role of the teacher and offers advice on choosing what to teach and how to become qualified. Whether you are a skilled tradesperson, have specialist knowledge in a particular subject or simply enthusiastic about working with adults in an education role, this is your essential guide. -an easy-to-read and accessible guide to teaching in the Lifelong Lerning Sector -considers a diverse range of contexts, settings and students -written for anyone considering, approaching or beginning teaching in the lifelong learning sector This text is a companion title to the bestselling Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector a core text providing an essential introduction to all the key aspects of the PTLLS Award, helping candidates with all aspects of their study and practice.

Creating a Software Engineering Culture

Author: Karl Wiegers

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133489299

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 1996). Written in a remarkably clear style, Creating a Software Engineering Culture presents a comprehensive approach to improving the quality and effectiveness of the software development process. In twenty chapters spread over six parts, Wiegers promotes the tactical changes required to support process improvement and high-quality software development. Throughout the text, Wiegers identifies scores of culture builders and culture killers, and he offers a wealth of references to resources for the software engineer, including seminars, conferences, publications, videos, and on-line information. With case studies on process improvement and software metrics programs and an entire part on action planning (called “What to Do on Monday”), this practical book guides the reader in applying the concepts to real life. Topics include software culture concepts, team behaviors, the five dimensions of a software project, recognizing achievements, optimizing customer involvement, the project champion model, tools for sharing the vision, requirements traceability matrices, the capability maturity model, action planning, testing, inspections, metrics-based project estimation, the cost of quality, and much more! Principles from Part 1 Never let your boss or your customer talk you into doing a bad job. People need to feel the work they do is appreciated. Ongoing education is every team member’s responsibility. Customer involvement is the most critical factor in software quality. Your greatest challenge is sharing the vision of the final product with the customer. Continual improvement of your software development process is both possible and essential. Written software development procedures can help build a shared culture of best practices. Quality is the top priority; long-term productivity is a natural consequence of high quality. Strive to have a peer, rather than a customer, find a defect. A key to software quality is to iterate many times on all development steps except coding: Do this once. Managing bug reports and change requests is essential to controlling quality and maintenance. If you measure what you do, you can learn to do it better. You can’t change everything at once. Identify those changes that will yield the greatest benefits, and begin to implement them next Monday. Do what makes sense; don’t resort to dogma.

Mastering Principles and Practices in PMBOK, Prince 2, and Scrum

Using Essential Project Management Methods to Deliver Effective and Efficient Projects

Author: Jihane Roudias

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0134060873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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PMBOK®, PRINCE2®, and Scrum are today's three most widely recognized project management standards. The most successful project managers know how to draw on all three, and often combine them to deliver their projects more effectively and efficiently. In Mastering Principles and Practices in PMBOK, Prince2, and Scrum, Jihane Roudias shows project managers how these methods complement each other, how to integrate them, and how to troubleshoot projects involving any or all of them. Roudias illuminates core project concepts, processes, and areas of knowledge in each methodology, guides you in synthesizing them, and reviews the types of difficulties you may encounter in each project process. Drawing on extensive personal experience, Roudias also emphasizes the importance of project risk management, monitoring, and evaluation systems – and demonstrates how to use them to make timely and informed decisions at every stage of your project. For every project management practitioner and student pursuing PMBOK/PMI, PRINCE2, and/or Scrum certification, or seeking to use these methodologies together to achieve better project performance.

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.

Principles & Practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (3 Vols)

Author: Kamini Rao

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9350907364

Category: Medical

Page: 1300

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This three volume set is a comprehensive guide to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for clinicians. Volume one begins with an introduction to infertility, describing physiology, endocrinology and infertility in both men and women. The following sections provide in depth discussion on ART, from ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination, to complications, outcomes and ethical issues. The second volume is dedicated to In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and related procedures, whilst volume three is an atlas of embryology. This practical manual is an invaluable reference for clinicians specialising in infertility management and includes nearly 1000 full colour photographs, each with a brief description to enhance understanding. Key points Three volume set – complete guide to ART Each volume dedicated to specific topic – Infertility, IVF & Related Procedures, and Atlas of Embryology Includes nearly 1000 photographs with descriptions Invaluable reference for practising clinicians