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NIST Seminar - Hands-on Workshop on Estimating and Reporting Measurement Uncertainty


This workshop on uncertainty estimation will describe the statistical framework and methods needed to develop uncertainty statements based on the “ISO Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement”. Methods for uncertainty estimation will be illustrated with many practical examples form different metrological areas. The workshop will also include hands-on examples to be analyzed by the participants. The hands-on examples will be done using propagation of uncertainty formulas, the Kragten spreadsheet, an easy-to-use computational tool for propagation of uncertainty, and other open-source uncertainty calculators.


  1. Laptop computers with Microsoft Excel are required to do the hands-on exercises. Participants who have access to a laptop should bring one. Some extra laptops are also available for those who cannot bring their own. Please contact the instructors in advance if you will need a laptop.
  2. Participants should have some experience with the use of Microsoft Excel for the analysis of data. As part of the hands-on exercises, it will be necessary for participants to be able to copy and paste spreadsheet contents and to enter simple formulas. Advanced knowledge of Excel is not required.

The seminar will begin at 8:00 am Monday, March 14th, 2011 and end 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 16th, 2011.


Will Guthrie and Hung-Kung Liu, NIST Statistical Engineering Division


Start Date: Monday, March 14, 2011
End Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Format: Seminar


Measurement Science Conference


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Registration Contact:

Will Guthrie
(301) 975-2854