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Title: The high cost of low quality in R D (research and development)

The principles of quality assurance and quality control yield high payoffs when applied to research activities. Researchers are usually highly motivated individuals who earnestly desire to produce excellent results. The nature of research and the temperament of researchers are such that considerable freedom and latitude are usually required so that the creative processes are not impeded. These are approaches that can be used in applying quality assurance and control that researchers will accept and use when they see the payoff. Some examples are given, with particular emphasis on quality cost systems applied to measurement processes in R D. 14 refs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6357719
Report Number(s):
SERI/TP-215-3975; CONF-9009153--4
ON: DE91002118
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 17. annual conference of the American Society for Quality Control, Tucson, AZ (USA), 9-12 Sep 1990
Research Org:
Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/CE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; QUALITY ASSURANCE; QUALITY CONTROL; BUDGETS; COST; ENGINEERS; EQUIPMENT; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL; SOLAR ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE; CONTROL; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PERSONNEL; PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS 990100* -- Management