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Publication Citation: A Distribution-Independent Bound on the Level of Confidence in the Result of a Measurement

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Author(s): William T. Estler;
Title: A Distribution-Independent Bound on the Level of Confidence in the Result of a Measurement
Published: September 01, 1997
Abstract: The Bienaym?-Chebyshev Inequality provides a quantitative bound on the level of confidence of a measurement with known combined standard uncertainty and assumed coverage factor. The result is independent of the detailed nature of the probability distribution that characterizes knowledge of the measurand.
Citation: Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Volume: 102(5)
Pages: pp. 587 - 588
Keywords: level of confidence;measurement;probability;uncertainty
Research Areas: Metrology, Manufacturing
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