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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title QA Review of Papers and Reports: How This Differs from Peer Review.
Author Adams, N. H. ; Ryan, J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 1998
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA/600/A-98/037;
Stock Number PB98-135841
Additional Subjects US EPA ; Technical writing ; Quality assurance ; Reviewing ; Papers ; Reports ; Data quality ; Consistency ; Validity ; Correctness ; Coherence ; Conformity ; Peer review ; Clarity ; Concordance
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-135841 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/30/1998
Collation 12p
The paper discusses quality assurance (QA) reviews of papers and reports, and discusses how they differ from peer reviews. Papers and reports written by EPA personnel or recipients of financial aid from EPA are reviewed by EPA QA staff members. These papers and reports are also subjected to peer reviews that check for validity of conclusions and general agreement with the body of technical knowledge in the subject area. QA reviews differ from peer reviews in that the former focus on: Consistency; Correctness; Coherence; Clarity; Conformance; and Concordance.