Laboratory Statistics

Handbook of Formulas and Terms


  • Anders Kallner, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Laboratory Statistics: Handbook of Formulas and Terms presents common strategies for comparing and evaluating numerical laboratory data. In particular, the text deals with the type of data and problems that laboratory scientists and students in analytical chemistry, clinical chemistry, epidemiology, and clinical research face on a daily basis. This book takes the mystery out of statistics and provides simple, hands-on instructions in the format of everyday formulas. As far as possible, spreadsheet shortcuts and functions are included, along with many simple worked examples. This book is a must-have guide to applied statistics in the lab that will result in improved experimental design and analysis.
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Analytical and clinical chemists, epidemiologists, researchers in all laboratory science disciplines, physicists, engineers, and students in these areas


Book information

  • Published: September 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-416971-5

Table of Contents

Distributions of Data
Robust Estimators
Analysis of Variance
Difference Between Results; Student’s t-Tests
Non-Parametric Comparisons
Correlation and Covariance
Comparing Quantities
Performance Characteristics
Estimation of Minimal Sample Size (Power Analysis)
Agreement Between Categorical Assessments (Kappa (Κ)-Statistics)

Some Metrological Concepts:
Metrology, Accuracy, Trueness and Precision
Uncertainty Concept and Uncertainty Budget

Index to Formulas and Definitions