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Statistical considerations for monitoring and sampling In: Field Manuals for Marine Sampling to Monitor Australian Waters

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Foster, SD and Monk, J and Lawrence, E and Hayes, KR and Hosack, GR and Przeslawski, R, Statistical considerations for monitoring and sampling In: Field Manuals for Marine Sampling to Monitor Australian Waters, National Environmental Science Programme, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Contract Report]


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Abstract

A rigorous scientific process is essential to forming sound conclusions that can inform evidence-based decision-making. This process starts with defining a research question, assessing what level of information is needed and then critically assessing how that information should be obtained (see Table 2.1 and Hayes et al., submitted). Evidence can be obtained from a variety of sources, ranging from expert opinion, through ad-hoc data collection, then well-designed observational surveys, and finally to randomised controlled experiments. Well-designed experiments/surveys that are targeted to the research question, however, are also generally more expensive than expert opinion, which is a source of information that may be adequate in some certain situations (see Leek and Peng, 2015). Table 2.1 provides a brief overview of the hierarchy of research questions and the types of data that are appropriate to answer them.

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Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:sampling design, marine monitoring, Australian Marine Park, probabilistic sampling
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
UTAS Author:Monk, J (Dr Jacquomo Monk)
UTAS Author:Przeslawski, R (Dr Rachel Przeslawski)
ID Code:124944
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2018-03-20
Last Modified:2018-03-20
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