I made two counting experiments, in both counting the number of events for one hour.

Experiment 1: 300 counts (per hour)

Experiment 2: 330 counts (per hour)

How do I determine whether the two counts differsignificantlyfrom each other ?

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- Jul 18th 2011, 07:43 AMrmabbSignificance test for a counting experiment.
I made two counting experiments, in both counting the number of events for one hour.

Experiment 1: 300 counts (per hour)

Experiment 2: 330 counts (per hour)

How do I determine whether the two counts differ**significantly**from each other ? - Jul 18th 2011, 02:08 PMpickslidesRe: Significance test for a counting experiment.
When testing significance we need a parameter of interest, either a mean or a proportion. We also need to know a sample size (it looks like n=1 for each experiment here) and a measure of spread i.e. standard deviation.