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Statistics Help Evaluate Analytical Methods

  • C. L. Grant
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 6)

Abstract

The literature of analytical chemistry is filled with methods which were well conceived experimentally but were poorly evaluated. Many of the difficulties experienced in interlaboratory test programs are caused by such methods. Proper description of the capabilities of an analytical method requires the use of objective rather than intuitive data analysis. Some objective evaluation procedures will be described with emphasis on the concepts and their relationship to the best means of data collection.

Keywords

Variable Bias Iron Steel Inst Precision Estimate Spectrochemical Analysis Determination Step 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. L. Grant
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering Experiment StationUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA

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