Chapter 18. Quality Control (QC)

  1. Clemens Reimann M.Sc. in Mineralogy and Petrology, Ph.D. in Geosciences, D.Sc. in Applied Geochemistry lecturer senior geochemist director professor chairman acting vice president associate editor1,
  2. Peter Filzmoser Applied Mathematics visiting professor2,
  3. Robert G. Garrett Mining Geology and Applied Geochemistry Emeritus Scientist3 and
  4. Rudolf Dutter M.Sc., Ph.D. senior statistician full professor post-doctoral fellow2

Published Online: 18 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987605.ch18

Statistical Data Analysis Explained: Applied Environmental Statistics with R

Statistical Data Analysis Explained: Applied Environmental Statistics with R

How to Cite

Reimann, C., Filzmoser, P., Garrett, R. G. and Dutter, R. (2008) Quality Control (QC), in Statistical Data Analysis Explained: Applied Environmental Statistics with R, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987605.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Geological Survey of Norway, Norway

  2. 2

    Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  3. 3

    Geological Survey of Canada, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470985816

Online ISBN: 9780470987605

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Keywords:

  • chemical analysis quality and environmental sciences;
  • quality control (QC);
  • Coefficient of Variation (CV);
  • Kola Project C-horizon samples - analytical duplicates;
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA);
  • data quality assessing maps;
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) and Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA);
  • quality control and applied geochemistry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Randomised samples

  • Trueness

  • Accuracy

  • Precision

  • Analysis of variance (ANOVA)

  • Using maps to assess data quality

  • Variables analysed by two different analytical techniques

  • Working with censored data – a practical example

  • Summary