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Why statistical testing and confidence intervals should not be used in comparative life cycle assessments based on Monte Carlo simulations

von Brömssen, Claudia and Röös, Elin (2020). Why statistical testing and confidence intervals should not be used in comparative life cycle assessments based on Monte Carlo simulations. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 25 , 2101-2105
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Abstract

In the last years, it has been suggested to use statistical inferential methods, such as hypothesis testing or confidence intervals, to compare different products, services, or systems within comparative life cycle assessments based on Monte Carlo simulation results. However, the use of statistical inferential methods in such settings is fundamentally incorrect and should not be continued. In this article, we explain why and look closer at some related topics.

Authors/Creators:von Brömssen, Claudia and Röös, Elin
Title:Why statistical testing and confidence intervals should not be used in comparative life cycle assessments based on Monte Carlo simulations
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:25
Page range:2101-2105
Number of Pages:5
Publisher:SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
ISSN:0948-3349
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 101 Mathematics > 10106 Probability Theory and Statistics
Keywords:Statistical hypothesis testing, Inferential statistics, Monte Carlo simulations, Uncertainty, Paired simulations
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108256
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108256
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1007/s11367-020-01827-4
Web of Science (WoS)000575719100001
ID Code:19792
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:29 Dec 2020 21:04
Metadata Last Modified:15 Jan 2021 19:47

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