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Evaluating Data Quality for Decision Making


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Course Title: Evaluating Data Quality for Decision Making
Course ID: STAT-385
Status: OPEN
Date(s): April 21, 2020: 8:30am - 4:30pm
April 22, 2020: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location:

Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: Dr. Deb Gaynor
Tuition: $695 / $645*
$645 / $595* (Before March 22, 2020)

 

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Ensuring Data Defensibility

Description:

This course will show the student how to resolve the questions:
Is project data of the right type, quality, and quantity to support their intended use?
How are the various data elements used for decision making?

We will address the following aspects individually to separate and better understand the essential
components used to make appropriate decisions:

  • Data reduction for efficient assessment (assessment of data validation output)
  • Compliance with regulatory and programmatic requirements
  • Representativeness and completeness of the data set
  • Fulfillment of data quality objectives
  • Application and assessment of statistical methods in decision-making

Finally, we will pull our assessments of these elements together to produce a detailed evaluation
of data usability for project objectives, which will answer whether a decision can be made with
the desired level of certainty, and then we will examine how to apply the obtained data in the
decision making process.

This course is the next step for students who have mastered the materials covered in NWETC’s
Principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Environmental Field Programs course.
Students will be comfortable proceeding directly from the first course to the second. Although
all data users will benefit from the formal introduction to quality assurance methodologies
covered in the Principles course, those who already utilize statistical analysis tools and skills in
their daily work may be able to start with this course.
 

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for environmental professionals who generate data for decision makers
(environmental field and laboratory personnel), and for decision makers (environmental
engineers and regulators) who need to evaluate the data they receive.

Continuing Education Units: CEUs

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Course Topics

Data reduction for efficient assessment (assessment of data validation output)

Compliance with regulatory and programmatic requirements

Representativeness and completeness of the data set

Fulfillment of data quality objectives

Application and assessment of statistical methods in decision-making

About the Instructor

Dr. Deb Gaynor

Dr. Deb Gaynor

Dr. Gaynor, founder and principal of Phoenix Chemistry Services, has more than 20 years of analytical chemistry and environmental management and consulting experience. For eleven years she worked closely with the USEPA through the Contract Laboratory Program (CLP). She has extensive experience in the development and performance of analyses of environmental samples, including solid and liquid matrices and biota on GC and GC/MS systems, while ensuring compliance with quality assurance programs. She has managed the GC/MS section of a large environmental laboratory, and has worked as the Quality Assurance Officer of a microbiology laboratory. Dr. Gaynor has provided software training for chromatographic instrumentation in laboratories serving the needs of environmental, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and clinical industries. She has also developed and taught in-house courses for laboratory personnel on chromatography and quality assurance. At Phoenix Chemistry Services, she has built a consulting company providing data validation and quality assurance services to engineering companies performing hazardous site investigation and remediation services as well as long-term monitoring for all environmental contaminants in solids, liquids, air, sediment, and biota.

What to Bring

Drinks and snacks will be provided each day. Lunch will be on your own.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel

Cancellations*

  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available


*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations:

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at info@nwetc.org or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.


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*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members.

If you have any trouble registering please call (425) 270-3274 ext 103
Please wait to receive a course confirmation email, roughly one month prior to the class, before making any travel arrangements. Please review what to bring!

 

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