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Measurements: can you believe them?

Reliability of a measurement; an introduction to simple statistics for science students. Average, mean, deviation from the... see more
Material Type: Tutorial
Author: Stephen Lower
Date Added: Nov 05, 2004 Date Modified: Nov 01, 2012
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Significant figures and rounding off

Digits, significant and otherwise; rules for rounding off and the reasoning behind them; some special cases such as crossing... see more
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Author: Stephen Lower
Date Added: Nov 05, 2004 Date Modified: Oct 12, 2008
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The meaning of a measurement: accuracy and precision

How to deal with error and scatter in measured values; absolute and relative uncertainty. An elementary but thorough... see more
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Author: Stephen Lower
Date Added: Nov 05, 2004 Date Modified: Sep 19, 2008
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What is Pseudoscience?

How to recognize pseudoscience and distinguish it from science; pathological science, junk science, and "bad" science.
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Author: Stephen Lower
Date Added: Nov 05, 2004 Date Modified: Mar 09, 2010
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Measurements: drawing conclusions from data

The bell-shaped curve, confidence intervals, using statistical tests of make conclusions, how to lie with statistics.
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Author: Stephen Lower
Date Added: Nov 05, 2004 Date Modified: Nov 05, 2004
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