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Comment on 3.3

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:31:19 -0400
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I think Random Sampling is a critical aspect of the evaluation. Although it
is extremely important to carefully select representative pages and
templates etc... as per this methodology, there is also a significant risk
that only the most accessible samples will be chosen by authoring teams that
are trying to put their best foot forward. There may be many situations
where it is not practical or possible to have the evaluation conducted by an
arm's length reviewer. 

 

There are also situations where content that is considered more important
gets selected as representative content. This is as it should be. 

 

However, random sampling has a similar effect on web audits, as having a
Government department conduct random taxation audits on citizens of the
country. It keeps everyone on their toes and keeps them ensuring ALL of
their pages are accessible, in case they are selected in a random sample.
This strategy has helped the Government of Canada's evaluation process
significantly. 

 

Cheers

David MacDonald

 

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