Estimating measurement uncertainty is becoming common practice in the Metrology industry. To adhere to the requirements of the ISO 17025 standard and the policies of ILAC, laboratories are obligated to report the measurement uncertainty associated with a given measurement result. Laboratory technicians and personnel who are unfamiliar with this task may have a difficult time implementing the practice. However, there is hope; and, it comes from the hard work of others who have previously mastered the task of uncertainty analysis to develop guides and handbooks.
These are my top 5 recommendations. They are ranked in order of difficulty for the reader to comprehend (e.g. 1 is the easiest, 5 is the most difficult). Therefore, I recommend that beginners start from the top and work their way down the list.
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BONUS: NASA HDBK-8739.19-3 – Measurement Uncertainty Analysis Principles and Methods
This document is not a guide; it is a handbook. It is not as recognized as the previous five documents, but it should be. This is a great reference handbook to have after reading the previous five documents. I highly recommend it.