Stella Swanson, Ph.D. Monitoring Principles. Principle #1: Know Why We Are Monitoring. Four basic reasons to monitor : Compliance Monitoring : to demonstrate compliance with license requirements Monitoring in Support of Certification : e.g. ISO; reclamation certificate
Four basic reasons to monitor:
Monitoring cannot answer all questions.
It is important to know when a question
must be answered by research.
1. Status: point-in-time
2. Trends: temporal and spatial
3. Effects: project effects; cumulative effects
Ease/Economy is always an important criterion and is
correlated with the state of knowledge
Definition will depend upon the type of
Statistical definitions: e.g. “critical effect size” of two standard deviations from a reference mean