This paper presents a discussion on the use and abuse of statistics in human engineering experiments. The topics briefly discussed include experimental design, statistical and practical significance, randomization and some aspects of the use of averages, distributions and correlation. A section is devoted to the reporting of experiments. Some notes about averaging of decibels and complex numbers are given in an appendix. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Aircraft Establishment

    Farnborough,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Maslen, W
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EP548 Tech. Memo
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1976 12:00AM