Nuclear Security and Safeguards Education Portal: Introduction to Statistics 

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In this module, we will cover some of the basic concepts in statistics applied to measurements and derived quantities. The module takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Students taking this module should have a working knowledge of basic algebra and calculus.

Students taking this module should have a working knowledge of basic algebra and calculus.

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  • Characterize a measured dataset using a mean and a standard deviation
  • Explain how probability distributions relate to measured datasets and how they can be used to estimate the likelihood that a measurement will fall within a certain interval of a mean value
  • Describe the difference between systematic and random uncertainties and how this relates to accuracy and precision
  • Use propagation of variance to estimate the uncertainties to derived quantities

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