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.

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: 1473967503

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Vocational Assessor Handbook

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

Author: Ros Ollin,Jenny Tucker,Ian Greer

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749477962

Category: Study Aids

Page: 296

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For UK 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) -Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Your Own Area of Responsibility Packed with the most up to date, detailed and reliable guidance, The Vocational Assessor Handbook 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, this revised edition includes fully updated terminology as well as the latest information on regulations and qualifications.

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.

Passing PTLLS Assessments

Author: Ann Gravells

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857257900

Category: Education

Page: 152

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This is an essential text for all PTLLS candidates no matter which awarding organisation they are with. It gives key advice on completing written and practical assessments, and helps both in-service and pre-service candidates fully understand the requirements of the Award and how to evidence their achievement towards the standards. This Second Edition is updated for the four unit PTLLS. This book: @! helps candidates with their written assessments, with information on the four units of the PTLLS Award @! gives guidance on how to demonstrate and evidence competence @! helps candidates with their practical assessments including hints and tips for succeeding in the microteach @! gives guidance for giving and receiving feedback This text is a companion title to the best selling Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, a core text providing an essential introduction to all the key aspects of the PTLLS Award. It can also be used alongside Study Skills for PTLLS. Together, these texts provide complete coverage of the PTLLS Award.

Biotechnology Operations

Principles and Practices

Author: Michael J. Roy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439830282

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Because of rapid developments in the biotechnology industry—and the wide range of disciplines that contribute to its collective growth—there is a heightened need to more carefully plan and fully integrate biotech development projects. Despite the wealth of operations experience and associated literature available, no single book has yet offered a comprehensive, practical guide to fundamentals. Filling the void, Biotechnology Operations: Principles and Practices reflects this integrative philosophy, serving as a practical guide for students, professionals, or anyone else with interests in the biotech industry. Although many books emphasize specific technical aspects of biotech, this is perhaps the first to integrate essential concepts of product development and scientific and management skills with the seven functional areas of biotechnology: Biomanufacturing Clinical trials Nonclinical studies Project management Quality assurance Quality control Regulatory affairs A practical roadmap to optimizing biotechnology operations, this reference illustrates how to use specific product planning, design, and project management processes to seamlessly merge plans and efforts in the key functional areas. Applying lessons learned throughout the nascent history of biotech, author Michael Roy highlights developmental principles that could bring future products to market more safely and efficiently. Drawing from his experiences working in industry and teaching a graduate course at the University of Wisconsin, this hotly anticipated book clarifies basic methodologies and practices to help reduce risks and resolve problems as future technological discoveries are developed into tangible products.

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

Software Quality

Concepts and Practice

Author: Daniel Galin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119134501

Category: Computers

Page: 720

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The book presents a comprehensive discussion on software quality issues and software quality assurance (SQA) principles and practices, and lays special emphasis on implementing and managing SQA. Primarily designed to serve three audiences; universities and college students, vocational training participants, and software engineers and software development managers, the book may be applicable to all personnel engaged in a software projects Features: A broad view of SQA. The book delves into SQA issues, going beyond the classic boundaries of custom-made software development to also cover in-house software development, subcontractors, and readymade software. An up-to-date wide-range coverage of SQA and SQA related topics. Providing comprehensive coverage on multifarious SQA subjects, including topics, hardly explored till in SQA texts. A systematic presentation of the SQA function and its tasks: establishing the SQA processes, planning, coordinating, follow-up, review and evaluation of SQA processes. Focus on SQA implementation issues. Specialized chapter sections, examples, implementation tips, and topics for discussion. Pedagogical support: Each chapter includes a real-life mini case study, examples, a summary, selected bibliography, review questions and topics for discussion. The book is also supported by an Instructor’s Guide.

Quality Code

Software Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns

Author: Stephen Vance

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133017028

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Test-driven, test-first, and test-early development practices are helping thousands of software development organizations improve their software. Now, in Quality Code: Software Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns, Stephen Vance builds on all that’s been learned about test-driven development, helping you achieve unprecedented levels of first-time quality. Using real-world code examples, this guide introduces patterns, principles, and more than two dozen detailed techniques for testing any software system more fully, effectively, and painlessly. Vance presents a conceptual framework to help you focus your efforts and design recommendations for improving testability across the software lifecycle, and also provides hands-on guidance to simplify testing of the full spectrum of code constructs. You’ll learn how to choose the best testing techniques for every situation, from the most common scenarios to threading. Two complete case studies put it all together, walking you through testing a brand-new Java application and an untested “legacy” JavaScript jQuery plugin. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge code for a new start-up, or maintaining an unruly old system, this guide will help you deliver exactly what you need: quality code. • Simplify unit testing of all your code—and improve integration and system testing • Delineate intent and implementation to promote more reliable and scalable testing • Overcome confusion and misunderstandings about the mechanics of writing tests • Test “side effects,” behavioral characteristics, and contextual constraints • Understand subtle interactions between design and testability—and make them work for, not against, you • Discover core principles that guide your key testing decisions • Explore testing getters/setters, string handling, encapsulation, override variations, visibility, singleton patterns, error conditions, and more • Reproduce and test complex race conditions deterministically