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NIST Recommended Practice Guides -- The "How To Measure" Book Series

Targeted toward specific industrial challenges, these practical, user-friendly guides show

  • how to measure properly
  • what to measure
  • which technique to use
  • how to interpret results


Based on the extensive experience of NIST researchers, NIST Recommended Practice Guides provide a common source of world-class expertise, enabling you to achieve agreement on measurement issues within your organization and throughout your supply chain.

Free copies available

Download individual practice guides directly as .pdf files from the list below or order a single paper copy from inquiries@nist.gov or call 301-975-NIST (6478). (You will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader FREE to read the .pdf files).