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Parkhurst, David F. – Environmental Science and Technology, 1998
Concentrations of chemical substances and microorganisms are often averaged using geometric means. Argues that the arithmetic mean is a better choice for summarizing data because arithmetic means are unbiased, easier to calculate and understand, scientifically more meaningful, and more protective of public health. Results of a simulation study…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Measurement Techniques, Statistical Analysis