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After completing this activity, students will be able to:

  • Calculate the standard deviation and confidence interval for a data set.
  • Describe the precision of a data set.
  • Describe the accuracy of a data set.
  • Estimate the sensitivity and linear dynamic range from a calibration curve.
  • Calculate the detection limit and limit of quantitation from a data set.

Susan Oxley, St. Mary’s University (San Antonio) (

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