Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematical Sciences

First Committee Member

A. K. Singh

Number of Pages

44

Abstract

Many samples taken for environmental purposes have concentrations that are measured below the detection limit. Below the detection limit does not mean that there is no concentration present; there may be a concentration present that cannot be accurately measured by the analytical instrument or cannot be determined with 95% confidence that the concentration is greater than zero (EPA, 1989). These concentrations are defined non-detects in the data. When the concentration of the contaminant of concern in a sample falls below the detection limit, it is standard laboratory procedure to represent these data as

Keywords

Bootstrap; Data; Detects; Environmental; Handling; Method; Modified

Controlled Subject

Statistics

File Format

pdf

File Size

1.26 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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