Recommended Error Analysis Books

Definitive ISO Guide:  This guide sets the international "standard" for industry and research
ISO. Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement.  International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Committee on Weights and Measures (CIPM): Switzerland, 1993.
U.S. adaptation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST):
Taylor, Barry N. and Chris E. Kuyatt.  NIST Technical Note 1297, 1994 ed.. Guidelines for Evaluating and Expressing the Uncertainty of NIST Measurement Results
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Or more general version:
For Introductory Physics Students:
Taylor, John R.  An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements, 2nd. ed., University Science Books: Sausalito, 1997.

Baird, D. C.  Experimentation: An Introduction to Measurement Theory and Experiment Design, 3rd. ed., Prentice Hall: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995.

Lichten, William. Data and Error Analysis., 2nd. ed., Prentice Hall:  Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1999.

Lyons, Louis.  A Practical Guide to Data Analysis for Physical Science Students, Cambridge University Press: New York, 1991.

For Advanced Physics Students:
Bevington, Phillip R. and D. Keith Robinson. Data Reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical Sciences, 2nd. ed.  McGraw-Hill: New York, 1992.

Box, George E.P., William G. Hunter, and J. Stuart Hunter.  Statistics for Experimenters:  An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building, John Wiley Sons: New York, 1978.

Last revised:  2/2/01 by Duane Deardorff