Abstract factor analysis of spectroscopic data-another statistical fallacy

Type : Publication
Auteur(s) :  Rainer BAUSCH, Abdelaziz ABBAS
Année :  1991
Domaine : Physique
Revue : International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
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Mots clés :  absorption spectra, abstract factor analysis

Résumé : 

It is shown that statistical arguments which have been used in published work to correct absorption spectra for medium effects are mathematically unsound and chemically misleading. Understanding this misconception, however, is helpful tomake clear the limits of abstract factor analysis in chemistry.