Significance test for a counting experiment.

Jul 2011
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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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MHF Helper
Sep 2008
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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.