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Issue 24, 2016
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Representative sampling? Views from a regulator and a measurement scientist

Abstract

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.

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Submitted
12 May 2016
First published
06 Jun 2016

Anal. Methods, 2016,8, 4783-4784
Article type
AMC Technical Brief

Representative sampling? Views from a regulator and a measurement scientist

Analytical Methods Committee, AMCTB No. 73, Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 4783
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY90077A

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