Reconsideration of the derivation of Most Probable Numbers, their standard deviations, confidence bounds and rarity values.

Abstract

AIMS The purpose of this work was to derive a simple Excel spreadsheet and a set of standard tables of most probable number (MPN) values that can be applied by users of International Standard Methods to obtain the same output values for MPN, SD of the MPN, 95% confidence limits and test validity. With respect to the latter, it is considered that the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2010.04792.x

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