Chapter 8.5 Detection and treatment of systematic error
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First Online Edition (2006)
Part 8. Refinement of structural parameters
Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
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Prince, E. and Spiegelman, C. H. 2006. Detection and treatment of systematic error. International Tables for Crystallography. 707–709.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
Chapter 8.5 discusses the concept of accuracy and its difference from precision. Systematic error, or bias, results from an incorrect or incomplete model. Several ways to detect and eliminate bias, including measures of adequate fit, the effect of influential data, and plausibility of results, are discussed.
- influential data points;
- systematic errors