Module 6: Quality Control Coding

This module teaches the sixth stage of the policy surveillance process: quality control. 

Quality control should be implemented at all stages of the policy surveillance process. 

This module reviews the processes and best practices for performing redundant research during the scoping and background research phase, and redundant coding during the coding phase. It also shares a final checklist that managers should use to ensure data quality before publication. 

Available resources 

Below, you will find a link to two slide decks that explain this stage in the policy surveillance process. 

You will also find documents that detail certain aspects of quality control, such as calculating the rate of divergence, and templates of documents you can use to perform quality control.

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