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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.
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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
Philosophical Transactions- Originally edited by Henry Oldenburg
First peer reviewed journal
Albert Einstein, 1905
His famous work, Annus Mirabilis, was not peer reviewed!
19th century – birth of quality control discipline
1950 - W. Edwards Deming and statistical quality control
1970’s- Total Quality Management (TQM)
“ 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”
“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
South Korean cloning scandal, alongside with other examples, demonstrate that peer review is not perfect
Over 14000 lecture reviews were obtained in the last 6 years
Lecture review forms utilize Likert like scales, regularly used for the evaluation of educational programs and amazon, ebay, consumers reports..
Some of the URLs have changed since the lecture was developed.
It would be helpful if that was corrected, so you could actually see the information
Is there any text(s) that you could recommend for epidemiology, i.e., a basic text, an intermediate text, and an advanced text?
First evaluation of peer review mechanisms for PPT lectures on-line
Continuous quality improvement (CQI): not a destination, but a journey
To scientificallydevelop a system of QC on the web by making multiple measures available
Power of the Internet makes the development of the Science of QC possible.
“… We had great difficulty in finding any real hard evidence of the system’s effectiveness, which is disappointing, as peer review is the cornerstone of editorial policies worldwide”
a) Expert editorial board
b)Screening to identify non-appropriate lectures, as done in nature and BMJ
c) Five star system(or Priority Score) similar to that in Amazon.com
d) Opinion of experts (professors)
e) Personal Characteristics of authors (rank, university, citations)
f) Web statistics for utilization of lectures: hits, links, Page Rankings, etc.
g) Key note speeches
h) Publications and citations from Google Scholar
i) Model similar to NIH style review
- leading cancer control specialist, NCI
-leading diabetes research in Australia
-leader in exercise science
Plus 8 others
Key criteria for lecture rejection in the parent Supercourse project
First 2000 surveys
Mean Score: 4.12
1288 authors in the Supercourse
Someone chosen for keynote address is expected to give a good lecture
Supercourse Model: Continuous Quality Control
Do not exclude anything, but give it a rank
Development of search mechanisms where you can find anything you like
“I believe this lecture provides simple, understandable, thorough and consolidated information of the subject. This is actual service to the humanity”
From the evaluator of the
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