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WHAT IS WRITTEN ABOUT: James Shellow

 

Scientists write
If the analyst or reviewer concludes on the basis of such data that a suspect compound is absolutely present, this conclusion is an interpretation and not a feature of the method or data. Interpretations are a matter of debate. Our recommendation in this regard is to not to make too great a leap from the data. Shellow asserts that any subjectivity on the part of the analyst’s interpretation of the results is a potential basis for rejecting scientific testimony [12]. The defense may raise a reasonable doubt if it can be shown that the analyst overstated the objective basis for confidence in the identification. This might arise from making an “absolute” identification on the basis of a weak library-match or using data from highly variable or non-specific ions.

Working Group, American Society for Mass Spectrometry

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