Data comparability

What is Data comparability?

Data comparability meaning The characteristics that allow information from many sources to be of definable or equivalent quality so that this information can be used to address program objectives not necessarily related to those for which the data were collected. These characteristics need to be defined but would likely include detection limit precision, accuracy, bias, and so forth (ITFM/Data Methods Collection Task Group).

 

reference: USGS – Glossary of Water-Quality Monitoring Term