Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
A. K. Singh
Number of Pages
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
Bootstrap; Data; Detects; Environmental; Handling; Method; Modified
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Guillaume, Michelle Melissa, "A modified bootstrap method for handling non detects in environmental data" (2005). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1830.