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Confirmation of these results could be obtained by duplication of the above requiring a total of six experiments. This is a ‘one variable at a time’ approach since each factor is examined separately. 3 we now have two measures of the effect of changing each factor but only require four experiments. In addition to saving two experimental determinations, this approach allows the detection of interaction effects between the factors, such as the effect of changing temperature in solvent 2 (y4 −y2 ) compared with solvent 1 (y3 −y1 ).
However, this approach might fail if the standard solution were subject to change with time, unless fresh solutions were made for each calibration. Even if the more obvious time-dependent uncontrolled factors such as instrument drift are accounted for, there may be other important factors at work. One way to help eliminate the effect of uncontrolled factors is to randomize the order in which the different treatments are applied. The consideration that the order in which experiments are carried out is important introduces the concept of batches, known as blocks, of experiments.
If the height of the curve is standardized so that the area underneath it is unity, the graph is called a probability curve. ). f. 4) x1 This brief and rather incomplete description of frequency distributions and their relationship to probability distribution has been for the purpose of introducing the normal distribution curve. The normal or Gaussian distribution is the most important of the distributions that are considered in statistics. 5) This rather complicated function was chosen so that the total area under the curve is equal to 1 for all values of μ and σ .
A Practical Guide to Scientific Data Analysis by David J. Livingstone