Consider Godish, Davis, and Fuâ€™s (2014, p. 250) Figure 7.5; the fact that the reported industry practice is to accept sample data within 10% of the true value for statistical sampling methods and within 25% of the true value for passive sampling methods.
What problems do you perceive that this practice could pose when attempting to generalize air quality study outcomes? If you were the environmental engineer for a company tasked with monitoring emissions, reflect on how you would explain to management the benefits of stricter tolerances in your companyâ€™s monitoring.
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