- Serves as a primer for all chemists who need to know more about statistical analysis
- Explains the effect of error on data and how to make the correct interpretation
- Written in a readable style with minimal mathematics
- Developed from the popular series of the same name first published in Spectroscropy magazine
Table of Contents
- Introduction. Important Concepts from Probability Theory. Populations and Samples: The Meaning of "Statistics." Degrees of Freedom. Introduction to Distributions and Probability Sampling. The Normal Distribution. Alternative Ways to Calculate Standard Deviation. The Central Limit Theorem. Synthesis of Variance. Where Are We and Where Are We Going? More and Different Statistics. The t Statistic. Distribution of Means. One- and Two-Tailed Tests. Philosophical Interlude. Biased and Unbiased Estimators. The Variance of Variance. Hypothesis Testing of Chi-Square. More Hypothesis Testing. Statistical Inferences. How to Count. And Still Counting. Contingency Tables. What Do You Mean, Random? The F Statistic. Precision and Accuracy: Introduction to Analysis of Variance. Analysis of Variance and Statistical Design of Experiments. Crossed and Nested Experiments. Miscellaneous Considerations Regarding Analysis of Variance. Pitfalls of Statistics. Pitfalls of Statistics Continued. Calibration in Spectroscopy. Calibration: Linear Regression as a Statistical Technique. Calibration: Error Sources in Calibration. Calibration: Selecting the Calibration Samples. Calibration: Developing the Calibration Model. Calibration: Auxiliary Statistics for the Calibration Model. The Beginning.
- No. of pages: 313
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
- Published: February 19, 1991
- Imprint: Academic Press
- eBook ISBN: 9780323137911
About the Authors
Affiliations and Expertise
Jerry Workman, Jr.
& Engineering at Argose Inc., Waltham, MA. In his career, Workman has
focused on molecular and electronic spectroscopy and chemometrics. He has
published over 200 scientific papers, 7 text volumes, and over 20 patents,
patents pending, and trade secrets. He received the B. A. degree in natural
sciences and M. A. degree in biological sciences and genetics from Saint
Mary's University of Minnesota, and the Ph.D. degree in biological chemistry
from Columbia Pacific University. He has completed technical management
certificates from Columbia University and MIT. He is a Fellow of the
American Institute of Chemists, the American Society for Testing and
Materials International, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2002 he was
the recipient of the ASTM International Award of Merit; IBC International
Scientist of the Year; and the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for
Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Near Infrared Spectroscopy.
Affiliations and Expertise
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