Analytical Methods



The comment has frequently been made that one of the major sources of confusion in the world is poor communication. Communication requires at least three components: the person transmitting the information, the person receiving the information, and the medium of transmission. In the analytical laboratory the analytical method is the medium by which management informs the workers of the procedures to be used in performing the work. Looked at in this way, the analytical method acquires an importance and respect not often accorded to it in the modern analytical laboratory.


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