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This section contains documents or references documents describing procedures and tools used to perform tasks required to perform investigations..

The posting of these documents or references does not imply endorsement . Rather they are presented without comment to provide researchers and others with a convenient source of this information for research purposes. Comments can be found in the Reviews section under Manuals.

Separate sections are provided for Investigation Books and Manuals, Investigation Guides, Tutorials and Software

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Investigation quality assurance Quality assurance tools are referenced here. Several approaches to investigation quality assurance have been developed and are shown here. Assurance of both the investigation quality during the course of the investigation, and the quality of any outputs resulting from the investigation is addressed.

  • Quality Control Procedures for Accident Investigators was a paper introducing a step by step procedure for testing the quality of the an accident investigation.

  • Use of a matrix for prove and substantiate findings of an investigationby establishing the logic and validity of the findings reported.

  • Quality Management for Accident Investigation, a two part report published in the ISASI forum was as effort to add momentum to the observed and acknowledged need to more and better quality control over investigation processes and outputs, by providing examples of the suggested procedure.
    A tutorial for implementing the method is available in the Tutorials section of this site.

  • While not advertised as a quality assurance tool, work by Ladkin and his colleagues, driven by logic problems with investigation work products, has led to the introduction of Why-Because Analysis, a rigorous method for causally analyzing the behavior of complex technical systems, with examples.