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How to Perform Population Validation

Do you perform appropriate population validation of the data you rely on in an audit?

Population validation is simply gaining confidence that the data you are using in your audit contains all the appropriate data for your audit objectives (e.g., your server list includes all the SOX servers).

For the difference between population validation and data validation, seeĀ Why You Must ValidateĀ Data.

So how do you do population validation? Let’s look at an example…

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