Data Vagueness and Uncertainties in Urban Heavy-Metal Data Collection
2001 (English)In: Water, Air and Soil Pollution, ISSN 0049-6979, E-ISSN 1573-2932, Vol. 1, no 3-4, 43-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The use of societal data in environmental research has indicated a need for considering uncertainties of data. Several fundamental conditions for statistical treatment are occasionally not met. The choice is either to use or to ignore the uncertain data. If used, it may impair the quality of the result. If ignored, a possible environmental risk may remain unattended. This article discusses some of the problems encountered with data in urban heavy-metal metabolism, and suggests a methodbased on uncertainty intervals to consider the uncertainties.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 1, no 3-4, 43-53 p.
data vagueness, heavy metals, uncertainties, uncertainty intervals, uncertainty ranges
National CategorySocial Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31035DOI: 10.1023/A:1017591718463Local ID: 16742OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-31035DiVA: diva2:251858