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    Author(s): Patricia K. Lebow; Scott W. Conklin
    Date: 2011
    Source: Proceedings, one hundred seventh annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association ... Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 15-17, 2011: Volume 107. Birmingham, Ala. : American Wood Protection Association, c2011: p. 190-195.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
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    This paper covers general statistical concepts that apply to interpreting wood assay retention values. In particular, since wood assays are typically obtained from a single composited sample, the statistical aspects, including advantages and disadvantages, of simple compositing are covered.

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    Citation

    Lebow, Patricia K.; Conklin, Scott W. 2011. The Statistics of wood assays for preservative retention. In: Proceedings, one hundred seventh annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 2011 May 15-17: Volume 107. Birmingham, AL: American Wood Protection Association, c2011: p. 190-195.

    Keywords

    Wood assay, retention value, composite, central limit theorem, preservative treated wood, wood preservatives, preserved wood, numerical analysis, mathematical statistics, leaching, wood sampling, standard deviations, treated wood, statistical analysis, penetration, Southern yellow pine, compositing

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