Research and analysis

Comparing qualifications - fitness for purpose: Coles & Matthews (1998)

A paper describing the methodology used in the 'Fitness for Purpose' project - part of the Dearing Review (1996).


Comparing Qualifications - fitness for purpose - methodology paper - May 1998

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This paper describes the methodology employed in the ‘Fitness for Purpose’ project, part of Sir Ron Dearing’s Review of 16-19 Education which reported in March 1996. The project was designed to develop and apply a method of analysing and comparing different types of qualification. The methodology was to be developed in generic form so that it could be applied to different subjects, different qualifications and different levels.

Published 15 May 1998