Measurement Matters

2012

Measure for Measure: First Step Toward Disaster

by Grachanen, Christopher L.

Users who take it upon themselves to forego calibration without adequately evaluating the impact of their decision within a specific measurement application increase the likelihood of making a bad measurement-based decision....


Measure for Measure: Measuring Your Worth

by Bucher, Jay L.

I’ve run across this type of situation in which a calibration technician might feel he or she is not as important as others in the organization. Nothing could be further from the truth....


Measure for Measure: According to Specifications

by Shah, Dilip

My previous column discussed the averages and computation of different standard deviations. On the heels of that, it makes sense to discuss basic measurement considerations and specifications....


Measure for Measure: On Average

by Shah, Dilip

Averaging measurements is useful. It’s better to take more than one measurement and report the average of the results. But reporting the measurement average has certain flaws....


Measure for Measure: On Solid Ground

by Bucher, Jay L.

There are a few fundamentals every calibration or metrology department should know to get moving in the right direction....


Measure for Measure: Student Teaching

by Shah, Dilip

While assisting laboratories with their measurement uncertainty estimation for ISO 17025 accreditation, I am frequently asked the question of when to use Student’s t-distribution....



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