THE BENCHMARK EXERCISE
The ESARDA Working Group for Reprocessing Input Verification (RIV) is performing an exercise to test the performances of the existing Isotope Correlation Techniques (ICTs). This exercise is denominated Benchmark on ICT and is currently abrreviated into BME. In the evaluation of the results, the participants were confronted with a particular statistical problem, consisting in the comparison of date produced by various laboratories which share a common source of errors. Since no reference was found in the literature on how to treat such a case, a new statistical model was proposed by one of the Members of the WG-RIV. Possibly, the problem described above may present itself every time that date obtained by two or more laboratories have to be compared. Since this occurrence is not unfrequent in safeguards, the reader of the ESARDA Bulletin may find some interest in being informed on the case which generated the statistical problem (cfr. this article), and in learning the solution which was worked out.
Bibliographic Reference: ESARDA BULLETIN, NO. 7 (1984), PP. 11-13
Record Number: 1989123018300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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