Beyond Chi-Square: Evaluation of Parametric Models Used in the Analysis of Data from Fluorescence Decay Experiments

  • R. Catterall
  • D. A. Duddell
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 69)


The traditional chi-square test for goodness of fit in nonlinear least squares fitting procedures has been critically examined and its deficiencies noted. A number of alternative tests have been considered and evaluated using synthetic data. A procedure for making more reliable decisions about model acceptability is proposed.


Slow Component Trial Function Wrong Decision Combine Statistic Standard Normal Variate 
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  • R. Catterall
  • D. A. Duddell

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