Representative sampling? Views from a regulator and a measurement scientist
The meaning of the term ‘representative sampling’ is unclear and often leads to undue optimism about both the quality of sampling and the reliability of the resultant measurement results and regulatory decisions. The term ‘appropriate sampling’ is preferable to describe sampling that gives rise to measurement values with uncertainties that are fit-for-purpose.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Analytical Methods Committee Technical Briefs