cod. 07506

Academic year 2014/15
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Chimica analitica (CHIM/01)
Discipline chimiche analitiche e ambientali
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge of the concepts and methods of univariate and bivariate statistics, parametric and non parametric data, useful for chemical applications. Knowledge of data elaboration. capacity of data interpretation


Basic mathematical concepts

Course unit content

1 - Types of scale and measurements
2 - Normal distribution, other distributions
3 - Comparisons between rates and probability
4 - Alpha and beta errors; a priori and a posteriori power
5 - Student t test
6 - Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
7 - Analysis of variance with two or more criteria
8 - Descriptive statistics for bivariate distributions


Full programme

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Lamberto Soliani (2008) Statistica applicata. UNI.NOVA, Parma.ISBN:978-88-6319-041-0;;
Soliani Lamberto (2008) I test non parametrici più citati nelle discipline scientifiche, UNI.NOVA, Parma. ISBN: 978-88-6319-022-9
Edite dalla casa editrice di testi universitari UNINOVA di Parma, gruppo Pegaso Libreria Via Cavedani, 7;
Sokal R. R. and F. J. Rohlf 2012. Biometry: the principles and practice of statistics in biological research. 4th edition. W. H. Freeman and Co.: New York.;
Zar Jerrold (2010). Biostatistical Analysis, Fifth Edition. Pearson Education International, New Jersey;
J.N. Miller, J.C. Miller "Statistics and chemiometrics for Analytical Chemistry" Prentice Hall;
Spiegel Murray R. "Statistica" edito da The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2003 (collana Schaum);
Sheldon M. Ross, Introduzione alla statistica 2a ed. 2014, Maggioli editore;

Testi internazionali gratuiti in rete, con argomenti utili al chimico:
EPA 530/R-09-007, March 2009, Statistical Analysis of Groundwater Monitoring Data at RCRA Facilities. Unified Guidance, Environmental Protection Agency, United States;
EM 1110-1-4014, 31 Jan 2008, Environmental Quality - ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS, Department of the Army, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Teaching methods

The course develops in 48 hours of frontal teching during the which the students are guided to the understanting of the concepts of chemometrics

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and oral examination to verify the acquisition of basic concepts of chemometrics for data elaboration the ability to use the acquired knowledge to solve new problems as required to friutfully enter the professional life

Other information

didactic material is available to the students