Inspection vs. Verification

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  1. Cuiwen Kuai

    Cuiwen Kuai Active Member

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    The method of examining work or a product to determine whether it conforms to documented standards is known as:
    A. Inspection
    B. Statistical Sampling
    C. Audit
    D. Verification

    The answer was A, but I've answered D. Then I've checked definitions of both:
    Inspection: Examining or measuring to verify whether an activity, component, product, result, or service conforms to specified requirements.
    Verification: The evaluation of whether or not a product, service, or system complies with a regulation, requirement, specification, or imposed condition.

    Is it because of the question was to identify a method? So inspection is a method while verification is a process?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. tim jerome

    tim jerome Well-Known Member
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    This question always makes me smile.

    What are we doing? We are examining work or a product (Control Quality)
    Why are we doing it? In order to determine whether it conforms. (Perform Quality Assurance)

    The question is not asking why we're doing it - it's asking what we are doing.

    This is yet another great example of the trickiness of some of these questions.
     
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  3. Cuiwen Kuai

    Cuiwen Kuai Active Member

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    Thank you Tim, yes, some of the questions just still get answered wrongly after a few attempts, going to take the exam at the end of the month, hope you don't mind more questions need to be clarified coming :-D
    Have a nice day!
     
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  4. tim jerome

    tim jerome Well-Known Member
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    That's what I'm here for (grin). I hope you find some we both struggle with - that's where the learning exists. Keep the questions and doubts coming -
     
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