Variance Model Components for the Analysis of Repeated Measurements

  1. French College of Metrology
  1. E. Filipe

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470611371.ch35

Transverse Disciplines in Metrology

Transverse Disciplines in Metrology

How to Cite

French College of Metrology (2009) Variance Model Components for the Analysis of Repeated Measurements, in Transverse Disciplines in Metrology, ISTE, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470611371.ch35

Author Information

  1. Instituto Portuguěs da Qualidade, Rua António Gião 2, 2829–513 Caparica, Portugal

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781848210486

Online ISBN: 9780470611371



  • experimental design;
  • uncertainty;
  • nested


Metrology laboratories, especially those concerned with Scientific Metrology, perform the calibration of the reference and working standards for the dissemination of the related unit. This calibration work is designed in order to control or evaluate the different sources of variability. The experimental design is a statistical tool concerned with the planning of the experiments in order to obtain the maximum amount of information from the available resources and may be applied to metrology, especially for the analysis of a large amount of repeated measurements. An application example of a calibration-nested structure with the corresponding estimation of the variance components is described.