Basic Statistics for Laboratories offers guidance to employing basic statistical controls or reports required by regulatory or accrediting organizations. The book explains how to set up, maintain, and interpret control charts and other commonly used laboratory statistical tools, and explains their value to the user. Every technique is delivered in its simplest, most basic form.
For laboratory professionals who are unfamiliar with the statistical tools used in laboratory quality control, offers guidance to employing basic statistical controls or reports required by regulatory or accrediting organizations, as well as statistical methods which may otherwise be useful in the lab. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Authors William D. Kelley has been an advisor for several American Society for Testing and Material Committees in the areas of statistics and laboratory quality control. Through his involvement with NIOSH and AIHA, he has developed accreditation procedures and several training courses for industrial hygiene laboratories. Thomas A. Ratliff, Jr. is a consultant in the field of industrial quality control for the EPA, NIOSH, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration. He is also a senior member of the American Society for Quality Control, a certified quality engineer and auditor, and a registered professional engineer in Quality Engineering. Charles M. Nenadic is the president of Consolidated Environmental Service, Inc. and has developed several courses in the areas of Industrial Hygiene for NIOSH. He is both a Registered Engineer and a member of the state bar of Kentucky.
Distribution and Variability of Sampling Data.
Tests of Normality.
Special Situation Control Charts.
Statistical Tools for the Laboratory.
Correlation and Regression.
Introduction to Outlying Observations.
Outliers Appearing in Continuous Data Sets.
Statistical Quality Control for Asbestos Counting.
Nonroutine Quality Control Procedures.