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Title: Code of practice for handling data : a discussion document (PRS 2274-M)
Author: J.C. Ellis
Document Type: Monograph
The objective of this report is to set out the proposed elements of a national Code of Practice for handling data for the National Rivers Authority. Different statistical assumptions can produce substantially different results, and so it is important that a consistent, national approach is agreed. The NRA would gain considerable benefit from the adoption of a Code of Practice for handling data. By establishing consistent, objective procedures for the handling and statistical interpretation of water quality data, such a Code would ensure the more effective use of monitoring resources both within and between NRA Regions, and would also help to clarify debate on quality issues between the NRA and other organisations. The two main recommendations are that the NRA approves in principle the development of such a Code of Practice and that a small group of quality officers and data users is established and serve as a focal point for discussion as development of the Code of Practice progresses.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1989
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Data managementStatistical dataGuidelinesNational Rivers AuthorityData analysisRiver Quality Objectives
Extent: 24
Total file downloads: 300

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