Accreditation and Quality Assurance

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List of Papers (Total 155)

Combined uncertainty factor for sampling and analysis

Measurement uncertainty that arises from primary sampling can be expressed as an uncertainty factor, which recognises its sometimes approximately log-normal probability distribution. By contrast, uncertainty arising from chemical analysis is usually expressed as relative uncertainty, based upon the assumptions of its approximately normal distribution. A new method is proposed that ...

Is the assessment of interlaboratory comparison results for a small number of tests and limited number of participants reliable and rational?

Tests and/or test items can sometimes be expensive, unique, or only performed in a few laboratories. There can be cases where assigned values are unknown, there is no information, or only poor information on the probability density function attributed to the test result. Sometimes there are neither reference materials nor the ability to establish consensus values due to a lack of ...