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4434Measurements: can you believe them?
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Reliability of a measurement; an introduction to simple statistics for science students. Average, mean, deviation from the mean, standard deviation, systematic and random error.Fri, 5 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0800Significant figures and rounding off
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Digits, significant and otherwise; rules for rounding off and the reasoning behind them; some special cases such as crossing power-of-10 boundaries. Elementary but thorough treatment suitable for beginners in science.Fri, 5 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0800The meaning of a measurement: accuracy and precision
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How to deal with error and scatter in measured values; absolute and relative uncertainty. An elementary but thorough treatment suitable for beginners in science.Fri, 5 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0800What is Pseudoscience?
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How to recognize pseudoscience and distinguish it from science; pathological science, junk science, and "bad" science.Fri, 5 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0800Measurements: drawing conclusions from data
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The bell-shaped curve, confidence intervals, using statistical tests of make conclusions, how to lie with statistics.Fri, 5 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0800