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Title: Visual Sample Plan Version 1.0 User's Guide

Abstract

This user's guide describes Visual Sample Plan (VSP) Version 1.0 and provides instructions for using the software. VSP selects the appropriate number and location of environmental samples to ensure that the results of statistical tests performed to provide input to environmental decisions have the required confidence and performance. VSP Version 1.0 provides sample-size equations or algorithms needed by specific statistical tests appropriate for specific environmental sampling objectives. The easy-to-use program is highly visual and graphic. VSP runs on personal computers with Microsoft Windows operating systems (95, 98, Millenium Edition, 2000, and Windows NT). Designed primarily for project managers and users without expertise in statistics, VSP is applicable to any two-dimensional geographical population to be sampled (e.g., surface soil, a defined layer of subsurface soil, building surfaces, water bodies, and other similar applications) for studies of environmental quality.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
965664
Report Number(s):
PNNL-13490
400408000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
statistics

Citation Formats

Davidson, James R., Hassig, Nancy L., Wilson, John E., and Gilbert, Richard O. Visual Sample Plan Version 1.0 User's Guide. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/965664.
Davidson, James R., Hassig, Nancy L., Wilson, John E., & Gilbert, Richard O. Visual Sample Plan Version 1.0 User's Guide. United States. doi:10.2172/965664.
Davidson, James R., Hassig, Nancy L., Wilson, John E., and Gilbert, Richard O. Fri . "Visual Sample Plan Version 1.0 User's Guide". United States. doi:10.2172/965664. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/965664.
@article{osti_965664,
title = {Visual Sample Plan Version 1.0 User's Guide},
author = {Davidson, James R. and Hassig, Nancy L. and Wilson, John E. and Gilbert, Richard O.},
abstractNote = {This user's guide describes Visual Sample Plan (VSP) Version 1.0 and provides instructions for using the software. VSP selects the appropriate number and location of environmental samples to ensure that the results of statistical tests performed to provide input to environmental decisions have the required confidence and performance. VSP Version 1.0 provides sample-size equations or algorithms needed by specific statistical tests appropriate for specific environmental sampling objectives. The easy-to-use program is highly visual and graphic. VSP runs on personal computers with Microsoft Windows operating systems (95, 98, Millenium Edition, 2000, and Windows NT). Designed primarily for project managers and users without expertise in statistics, VSP is applicable to any two-dimensional geographical population to be sampled (e.g., surface soil, a defined layer of subsurface soil, building surfaces, water bodies, and other similar applications) for studies of environmental quality.},
doi = {10.2172/965664},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {4}
}

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