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Data Quality Assessment (DQA)

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Data Quality Assessment (DQA) - definition(s)

Data Quality Assessment (DQA) - The scientific and statistical evaluation of data to determine if data obtained from environmental operations are of the right type, quality, and quantity to support their intended use. The five steps of the DQA Process include: 1) reviewing the DQOs and sampling design, 2) conducting a preliminary data review, 3) selecting the statistical test, 4) verifying the assumptions of the statistical test, and 5) drawing conclusions from the data.

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Source: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 18 March 2011 07:47:00, External 

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