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Themes that Cut Across Disciplines Quality Control and Research Methods Faina Linkov PhD Research Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute The journey of quality control in the Supercourse The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step Overview Overview the history of quality control and peer review Quality control on Amazon com Quality control in the Supercourse QC on PPT lectures is at the core of what we do Supercourse studies of quality control Our conclusions and future directions What do scientists have in common Quest for discovery Common research methods such as statistics Journal article format Quality control mechanisms Peer review is it the same as quality History of Quality Early times 384 322 BCE Aristotle and the birth of peer review 854 931 Ethics of the Physician by Ishap bin Ali Al Rahwi first documented description of peer review in Medicine Royal Society of London Philosophical Transactions Originally edited by Henry Oldenburg First peer reviewed journal 1665 Typewriter the tool that fueled peer review process 1890 s Quality control criteria of the past Albert Einstein 1905 His famous work Annus Mirabilis was not peer reviewed History of quality continued 19th century birth of quality control discipline 1950 W Edwards Deming and statistical quality control 1970 s Total Quality Management TQM What is Quality Doing the right thing right right away W Edwards Deming 1982 a measure of goodness that relates to the intended use of a product and the expectations customers have concerning this product Barkman 1989 Traditional Quality control of Scientific Materials Peer Review A peer reviewed journal is one that has submitted most of its published articles for review by experts who are not part of the editorial staff Vancouver Group of Editors Is peer review the same as quality South Korean cloning scandal alongside with other examples demonstrate that peer review is not perfect Peer review congress finding new ways or



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