In this paper we address the evaluation of measurement process quality. We mainly focus on the evaluation procedure, as far as it is based on the numerical outcomes for the measurement of a single physical quantity. We challenge the approach where the 'exact' value of the observed quantity is compared with the error interval obtained from the measurements under test and we propose a procedure where reference measurements are used as 'gold standard'. To this purpose, we designed a specific t-test procedure, explained here. We also describe and discuss a numerical simulation experiment demonstrating the behaviour of our procedure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-659
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Statistics
Volume41
Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • measurement, evaluation, Student, t-test, hypothesis testing, interval estimation

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