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Quantitative scores for binary qualitative proficiency testing. / Beavis, Guy; Wilson, Julie Carol; Sykes, Mark.

In: Accreditation and Quality Assurance , Vol. 24, No. 4, 08.2019, p. 263-269.

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Beavis, G, Wilson, JC & Sykes, M 2019, 'Quantitative scores for binary qualitative proficiency testing', Accreditation and Quality Assurance , vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 263-269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00769-019-01386-8

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Beavis, G., Wilson, J. C., & Sykes, M. (2019). Quantitative scores for binary qualitative proficiency testing. Accreditation and Quality Assurance , 24(4), 263-269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00769-019-01386-8

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Beavis G, Wilson JC, Sykes M. Quantitative scores for binary qualitative proficiency testing. Accreditation and Quality Assurance . 2019 Aug;24(4):263-269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00769-019-01386-8

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Beavis, Guy ; Wilson, Julie Carol ; Sykes, Mark. / Quantitative scores for binary qualitative proficiency testing. In: Accreditation and Quality Assurance . 2019 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 263-269.

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