R rmabb Jul 2011 1 0 Jul 18, 2011 #1 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 ?

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 ?

pickslides MHF Helper Sep 2008 5,237 1,625 Melbourne Jul 18, 2011 #2 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.

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.