Accession Number : ADP004769

Title :   Water Quality Data Analysis,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Gaugush,R. F.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Statistical analyses attempt to infer the characteristics of a group (the target population) by analyzing the characteristics of a small segment of the group (the sample population). Proper execution of the inferential process, data analysis and interpretation, is essential if the data collection program is to be cost-effective and provide significant information about the target population. This paper presents a brief discussion of the exploratory and confirmatory phases of data analysis and represents a distillation of an EWQOS (Environmental and Water Quality Operational Studies) technical report entitled Statistics for Water Quality Investigations that is currently being prepared at WES.

Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, *EXPERIMENTAL DATA, *WATER QUALITY, DATA ACQUISITION, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, MONITORING, WATER RESOURCES, DATA DISPLAYS, GRAPHICS, HISTOGRAMS, VALIDATION, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE