• A Consideration of Some Basic Ideas for Quality Assurance in Radiocarbon Dating

      Switsur, Roy (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 1990-01-01)
      Most radiocarbon ages are readily accepted by researchers in all disciplines. It is recognized, however, that discrepancies appear in the literature. These problems have been highlighted by the International Collaborative Study. The introduction of quality control and assurance techniques used in some laboratories for many years could reduce or eliminate aberrant results. I present here some of the basic considerations of this approach in the processes of conventional radiocarbon dating.
    • Statistical Quality Control Graphs in Radiocarbon Dating

      Switsur, Roy (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 1990-01-01)
      I describe here the establishment and use of statistical control graphs based on the analysis of variance for monitoring the stability of operation of radiocarbon dating counting systems.