Chapter 10. Statistical Analysis of Stable Isotope Data within a Forensic∼ Context

  1. Dr Wolfram Meier-Augenstein1,2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch10

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

How to Cite

Meier-Augenstein, W. (2010) Statistical Analysis of Stable Isotope Data within a Forensic∼ Context, in Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517055

Online ISBN: 9780470688762

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Keywords:

  • statistical analysis of stable isotope data within a forensic ∼ context;
  • chemometric analysis - widely used technique by analytical chemists;
  • principal component analysis (PCA) - reduces array of measured and potentially correlated variables;
  • hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) - used if samples fall into groups;
  • Bayesian analysis - evaluating datasets comprised of stable isotope data

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chemometric Analysis

  • Bayesian Analysis