Statistics for the Non-Statistician with Applications to Analytical Chemistry
The course is intended for scientists and technical personnel who deal with analytical data. It is primarily for those who have never taken a formal statistics course. However, it will also serve as an excellent review for those with previous experience in statistics; especially those who have had negative experiences with statistical instruction.
This short course is designed to provide non-statisticians with practical information needed to apply basic statistical tests to problems typically faced in analytical chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the most commonly utilized statistical tests. The course focuses on the efficient utilization of statistics; not abstract theory. Practical examples drawn from scientific research will be used to illustrate statistical concepts. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate use of statistics and the interpretation of their results and presents an overview of basic elements associated with statistical tests and their practical application. This course represents a merging of two separate one-day courses that have been presented at Pittcon since 1991.