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    Significance 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 ?
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    Re: 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.
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