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Data Quality Assessment Practical Methods for Data Analysis
Part 1 - Introduction
Hosted by Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Quality Staff and U.S. EPA Region 10, Quality Staff

This one-day course demonstrates how to perform a Data Quality Assessment (DQA). The emphasis is on the statistical concepts used to evaluate data but does not go into depth on the actual working of statistical tests. The emphasis of the course is on the methodical way in which an assessment is conducted using the five-step DQA Process. The course is intended for managers or analysts that prepare or review reports - and the intent of the course is to illustrate what is important in preparing or reviewing a statistical analysis.

Audience: Managers, Data Analysts, Data Reviewers, and those who prepare and/or review reports containing statistical analysis of data.

Prerequisites: None

Fees: Free.  *Washington State Department of Ecology Employees are responsible for a small fee and should contact Charlene Witczak in Employee Services at 360-407-6983.*

Instructors: John Warren, U.S. EPA Office of Environmental Information, Quality Staff and Kelly Black, Neptune and Co., Denver CO.

Registration: You may register for either parts or both.  *Washington State Department of Ecology Employees must register thru Charlene Witczak in Employee Services at 360-407-6983.*

08:30 The Role of DQA in a Project
09:00 Overview of Data Quality Assessment
10:00 Break
10:15 DQA Steps 1, 2, and 3
11:25 Class Exercise - Using Graphs

12:00 Lunch

01:00 DQA Steps 4 and 5
02:00 Class Exercise - DQA
02:45 Break
03:00 DQA Analysis Example
03:45 Resources and Software Tools
04:00 Conclusions

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