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Quality Assurance: Common Sense
(How to Get Your Results Respected)
March 21, March 28, April 4, and April 11, 2013, 11:00 Pacific Time

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March 21: General Common Sense, plus EPA Requirements

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  • What is Data?
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Controlócommon sense explanations
  • Definitions and EPA language (Quality Management Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, criteria pollutants, Federal Reference Methods, Federal Equivalent Methods, calibration, comparability, audits, chain of custody, Air Quality Subsystem, data validation, Standard Operation Procedures)
  • Purpose of QA
    • Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs)-How can I write one?
    • Different categories of QAPPs
    • How is a QAPP helpful to me?

March 28: Projects Not Involving Measurements

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  • What is Quality Assurance if I am not making any measurements?
  • Indoor Air Questionnaires
  • Emissions Inventories

April 4: Air Monitoring Particulate Matter Screening Measurements

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  • Screening measurements; (PM10 example)
  • Planning
  • QC
  • Documentation-SOPs, logbooks, QAPP, reports
  • QA
  • Reporting-summary of results and the story of your data

April 11: Basic calculations in Excel using the MiniVol data from Session IIIówork alongside me onscreen

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  • Download course example
  • Precision (wiggle)
  • Bias (jump)
  • What does this mean?

Last updated: July 10, 2013


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