Lab Technician Math, Part 3

4.5 2 Reviews SKU: LTLT300CENDuration: 60 Minutes

This course introduces basic concepts of statistics and statistical analysis that can be applied to lab work. It defines terms associated with basic statistical concepts and explains how statistical process control (SPC) can be used in labs. It explains how control charts (focusing on an individual X chart) can be used to monitor the performance of analytical systems and interpret the results of analyses.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Define the following terms: "accuracy," "precision," "data point," "data set," "mean," "variance," and "standard deviation."
  • Identify three key factors that affect confidence in the reliability of an analytical measurement.
  • Describe the two types of variations that affect the reliability of analytical data.
  • Explain how to calculate variance and standard deviation.
  • Describe how assumptions affect the validity of answers that are based on math operations associated with statistics.
  • Describe the fundamental differences between applying SPC to production processes and applying SPC to lab work.
  • Define the following terms: "confidence limits," "confidence interval," and "confidence level."
  • Control Charts, Part 1
  • Identify the basic features of a typical control chart and explain how a normal distribution curve and a control chart are related.
  • Explain how an individual X chart is constructed and plotted.
  • Describe lab technician responsibilities associated with control charts.
  • Control Charts, Part 2
  • Explain how to interpret an individual X chart.
  • Identify some common patterns of instability that may be seen on control charts.
  • Describe, in general terms, how individual X charts are maintained.

Customer Reviews


Please don't assign such testing to me.

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Good course.

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