Sampling error and measurement uncertainty

Ramsey, Michael H (2014) Sampling error and measurement uncertainty. In: Zhang, Chunlong, Mueller, Jochen F and Mortimer, Munro R (eds.) Quality assurance and quality control of environmental field sampling. Future Science Ltd, London, pp. 26-45. ISBN 9781909453050

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Uncertainty of measurement results is the key metric of environmental data quality, but it is often underestimated by ignoring the contribution from primary sampling. This chapter explains (1) how measurement uncertainty can be estimated in a way that includes all of the steps in the measurement process, including sampling, and (2) how this ‘combined’ uncertainty information can be used both to judge the fitness of the measurements, and allowed for in any decisions that are based upon the measurements.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biology and Environmental Science
Depositing User: Michael Ramsey
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 13:11
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 13:11

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