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Laboratory Statistics

Handbook of Formulas and Terms

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.


Analytical and clinical chemists, epidemiologists, researchers in all laboratory science disciplines, physicists, engineers, and students in these areas

Paperback, 154 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-416971-5


  • Formulas:
    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


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