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marfra
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How to evaluate the defect rate and overall defect rate with the varaibility of the model?

Hello,

 

I am currently validating an analytical method and more specifically the robustness of the method. We should have been evaluate the robustness of the method during developement but for this old one, it has not been performed.

To evaluate the robustness of the method, we perform a placket burman design with severals HPLC factors and we get as response the concentration of the analyte.

To study if the method is robust we use Monte Carlo simulation setting parameters to the expected range and specification around 2 % of the target concentration (we considered that the result is simailar if we have less than 2.0 % variation).

 

We start the simulation with 20 000 runs and we obtain a defect rate of 7 %. My problem is that the R² of the model is round 0.9 and then only 90 % of my results could be explain by the model.

Thus my question is: Could it be possible taht the 6 % of efect rate cousl be explain by the lack of precision of the model? In case, how interpret this defect rate well interpret this defact rate? Is there any statistical criteria to take into account?

 

Thank you very much for your help

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Re: How to evaluate the defect rate and overall defect rate with the varaibility of the model?

Have you checked the reproducibility or repeatability of your measurement system? Do you have any replicated points? If so, how does the variability in your replicates compare with the error variance in your model? Have you done any repeat measurements of the same items? If so, how does the variability in your repeat measurements compare with the error variance in your model.  If the replicate variance and or repeatability variance are similar in magnitude to the error variance from your model, then the current measurement system may not be capable of determining a better model.

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