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The concept of measurement uncertainty – a new perspective

Since the publication of the newly revised ISO/IEC 17025:2017, measurement uncertainty evaluation has expanded its coverage to include sampling uncertainty as well because ISO has recognized that sampling uncertainty can be a serious factor in the final test result obtained from a given sample ……

The concept of measurement uncertainty – a new pespective

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A linear regression approach to check bias between methods – Part II

 

Plot of reference and trial methods

A Worked Example

Suppose that we determined the amount of uranium contents in 14 stream water samples by a well-established laboratory method and a newly-developed hand-held rapid field method…..

A linear regression approach to bias between methods – Part II

Estimation of bias between two sampling methods

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Measurement uncertainty has two main contributors, namely sampling uncertainty and analytical uncertainty, but most laboratory analysts tend to equate analytical uncertainty as its measurement uncertainty based on the sample received.  This may be true when the target (population) lot sampled is homogeneous where every part of the target have an equal chance of being incorporated in the sample…..

Estimation of bias between 2 sampling methods

 

A worked example to estimate sampling precision & measurement uncertainty

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Nearly all analysis requires the taking of a sample, a procedure which itself introduces uncertainty into the final test result.  Hence a measurement uncertainty should cover both the uncertainties of sampling and analysis….

A worked example to estimate sampling precision and MU