Chapter 17. Rounding of Results

  1. Richard Boddy and
  2. Gordon Smith

Published Online: 10 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749296.ch17

Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists

Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists

How to Cite

Boddy, R. and Smith, G. (2009) Rounding of Results, in Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470749296.ch17

Author Information

  1. Statistics for Industry, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746646

Online ISBN: 9780470749296

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Keywords:

  • rounding of results;
  • rounding data sensibly;
  • poor rounding and opposite effect;
  • choosing rounding scale;
  • three rounding scales;
  • QA laboratory for fibrillated fibres;
  • Standard Operating Procedure;
  • tensile strength of fibres;
  • “quotable interval”;
  • rounding of means and standard deviations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Choosing the rounding scale

  • Reporting purposes: deciding the amount of rounding

  • Reporting purposes: rounding of means and standard deviations

  • Recording the original data and using means and standard deviations in statistical analysis

  • References