Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Below the Detection Limit: Problems, Definitions, Data and Solutions

Tuesday February 24, 2009  -

Northwest Community College - Smithers, BC

On February 24, 2009, the Bulkley Valley Research Centre hosted Below the Method Detection Limit: Problems, definitions, data, and solutions. This workshop, taught by Simon Fraser University statistician Carolyn Huston, better acquainted 22 participants to R software and statistics methodology for data analysis. Taking place at Northwest Community College in Smithers, the workshop hosted 11 employees from the Ministry of Environment and 11 other local government employees and consultants. Attendees travelled from as far as Prince George to attend the workshop, which garnered positive feedback from participants.

"The workshop and accompanying guidance document provide Ministry of Environment staff with new tools that could revolutionize the way we analyze water quality data. We will explore and apply the techniques we learned in this course over the next year to better understand their potential" says Greg Tamblyn, an Impact Assessment Biologist with the Ministry of Environment.

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre thanks participants for being part of the Below the Method Detection Limit workshop and looks forward to hosting similar events in the future.

For the Presentation and Exercises please go to Project 2009-02