Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 2373-2377

Information content of analytical results subject to systematic error

Karel Eckschlager

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 250 68 Řež


The information content of results of analyses, subject to a systematic error, is expressed with the use of the divergence measure. It is shown how this error lowers the information content of the results. The significance of methods enabling to eliminate the systematic error or to diminish it (calibration, blank experiment, etc.), mostly at the expense of the accuracy of the results, is discussed.