The paper reports a methodological light-scattering study, which compares experimental observations with theoretical concepts and simulation results. The intensity and the amplitude of the auto-correlation function of transparent and turbid suspensions of polystyrene-latex (diameter σ = 112 nm) with transmissions in the range of
= 0.9–99% are investigated. The theory that is applied, corrects for the dead-time effects of the multiplier, the nonideality of the mono-mode fibre detection optics, and the influence of uncorrelated scattering contributions, which are caused by orthogonal fields and fluctuations that are too fast to be processed by the correlator. The intensities and the amplitudes of the correlation functions of the polarized and the totally scattered light determined experimentally are compared with the results of Monte-Carlo simulations of the polarized and depolarized components of single and multiple scattering.