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Some communities facing environmental health concerns start a research project to document and build accountability -- producing data that can be used in advocacy, regulatory action and more.

For an in-depth guide to planning out an environmental monitoring study, see this page:

The guide touches on topics like:

  • Determining the Question at Hand
  • Researcher Resources
  • Geographic Scope
  • Types of Samples
  • Sampling Methods
  • Data Storage
  • Interpreting Data
  • Data Advocacy


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Workshop VI: How can an environmental study effect change? @mimiss about 2 years ago 1
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How to design scientific experiments? @niklasjordan over 3 years ago 3
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