Course Catalog

Statistical Analysis of Laboratory Data

Master the fundamentals of laboratory data treatment to solve data analysis problems. Through a combination of lectures and problem-solving sessions, this course will teach statistical techniques that can be put to immediate use in the workplace. Participants will learn how to understand the strengths and weaknesses of data, recognize and reduce different types of errors, carry out significance tests, correctly use outlier tests, and more.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • How to apply statistical process control charts to measurement processes.
  • How to correctly use outlier tests and when not to use them.
  • How to know what statistical test to use when.
  • How to recognize and reduce different types of errors.
  • How to set in-house specifications.
  • How to understand the influence of sample size on statistical significance and power.
  • How to understand the strengths and weaknesses of data.
  • Ways to carry out significance tests.
  • Ways to define the limits of detection, determination, and quantification.
  • Why pooling variances gives stability to analytical results.

Information

Master the fundamentals of laboratory data treatment to solve data analysis problems. Through a combination of lectures and problem-solving sessions, this course will teach statistical techniques that can be put to immediate use in the workplace. Participants will learn how to understand the strengths and weaknesses of data, recognize and reduce different types of errors, carry out significance tests, correctly use outlier tests, and more.

Who Should Attend

Technicians, scientists, engineers, laboratory managers, R&D managers, manufacturing and production managers, and others who need to understand traditional and modern methods of data analysis.

This course assumes no previous knowledge of statistics and is aimed at both beginning and experienced workers. Each participant should bring a hand-held calculator to the course.

Through a combination of lectures and problem-solving sessions, you will learn statistical techniques that you can put to immediate use in the workplace.

Benefits

  • Consult with seasoned experts about your data analysis problems.
  • Enhance your ability to extract more meaningful data from your data sets.
  • Gain confidence in the use of basic statistical methods.
  • Improve your decision-making abilities.
  • Learn new ways to look at data.
  • Reduce the number of measurements required for certain applications.
  • Understand statistical terminology and be able to communicate more easily with statisticians.

Agenda

  • Measurement
  • Accuracy and Precision
  • Mean
  • Standard Deviation
  • Pooling
  • z Decisions
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Statistical Samples
  • Means
  • One-Way ANOVA
  • How to Carry Out a One-Way ANOVA
  • Outliers
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Standard Deviations
  • Student’s t
  • Statistical Testing
  • p Values and Power
  • Algebra and Logic
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Formal Statistical Tests
  • One-Sample t Test
  • Two-Sample t Test
  • Paired T Test
  • Fisher’s F Test
  • Duncan’s Multiple Range Test
  • Optional Topics: Detection Limits; Statistical Process Control; Bioassays

Course Locations

Date

October 10 - 12, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

Temple University City Center
1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,995 (Ends September 10) $2,195 (Ends September 10)
Standard $2,395 $2,595

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount. This discount may not be combined with any other offer.

Date

December 6 - 8, 2017

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Venue

LSC University Park
Lone Star Corporate College, 20515 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,995 (Ends November 5) $2,195 (Ends November 5)
Standard $2,395 $2,595

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount. This discount may not be combined with any other offer.

About the Instructors

  • Stephen L. Morgan

    is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC). He has has coauthored 120 papers and four books, including Experimental Design: A Chemometric Approach (1993) and Sequential Simplex Optimization for Quality & Productivity in Research, Development, and Manufacturing (1991).

  • Stanley N. Deming

    is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas.