Analytic Quality Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-18, Analytic Quality Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 24 January, 2018 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2018.


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core definition

Comparability is the formal acceptance between two or more parties that two or more qualifications are equivalent.

explanatory context

Comparability is similar to credit transfer.

analytical review

The Association europeenne des conservatoires (AEC, 2004) defines it as:

Comparability: The notion of equivalence between qualifications of the same type offered in different institutions or countries. Comparability does not require complete conformity.

associated issues

related areas

See also

credit transfer

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)


Association europeenne des conservatoires [Academies de musique et musikhochschulen] (AEC), 2004, Glossary of terms used in relation to the Bologna Declaration, accessed September 2004. Not available at this address 31 January 2011.

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