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Statistics Training Course

This course follows an agenda which integrates lecture and student exercises focused on the evaluation of Radiochemistry Data and interpretation from a statistics standpoint. Topics include:

  • Objectives of statistical evaluation of radiochemistry spectroscopy
  • Definitions and their significance
  • Uniqueness of data evaluation compared to other laboratory instrumentation
  • Gamma spectroscopy and Alpha spectroscopy spectral-analysis algorithms
  • Statistical evaluation of alpha and gamma spectroscopy QA parameters and proper use
  • Calibrations and Verifications
  • Sample validations and comparisons
  • Example algorithms used in statistical calculations
  • Presentation of references for the field of work with spectroscopy data
  • Developing a framework for developing procedures which can be implemented for ensuring defensible radiochemistry data
This course presents in-depth discussions and analyses of spectroscopy algorithms, including their basis, assumptions, and assessments through various validation processes. Fundamental differences between gamma and alpha spectroscopy data are explored to understand the impact on final data evaluation. Software-generated reports are explored for detailed understanding of terms, reason codes, uncertainty factors, and evaluation of questionable results. The course is instructor-led with sufficient time for lab exercises with actual instrumentation used in a typical counting lab.
  • Course Schedule +

    Course Statistics (TNG-STATISTICS)
    Date Not Scheduled
    Location ORTEC Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
    Tuition $1525

  • General Information +

    Registration Confirmation
    Attendance is confirmed pursuant to receipt of a credit card or purchase order required to secure your registration. After submitting the course registration form you will be contacted via return email with instructions for providing this information. If a credit card is supplied to secure your registration, the card will not be charged until the course in completed. Course capacity is filled in order of the date of receipt of credit card or purchase order information.


    • Included in the tuition fee are all course materials, including texts and certificate.
    • Not included are transportation costs, lodging accommodations, and other personal expenses.
    • Prices subject to change without notice.

    Cancellation Policy
    • Cancellations received at least 20 business days prior to class will receive a full refund of class tuition.
    • Cancellations received 10-19 business days before the class date will be refunded 75% of class tuition.
    • Cancellations received 1-9 business days before the class date will be refunded 50% of class tuition.
    • Refunds will not be given for "no shows."

    Cancellation Liability
    • ORTEC reserves the right to cancel classes for any reason.
    • ORTEC's liability is limited to the return of the tuition fee only.
    • ORTEC will not reimburse registrants for any travel or hotel cancellation fees or penalties.

    Unless otherwise specified, all scheduled training will take place at ORTEC, 801 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, approximately 25 miles by car northwest of the Knoxville airport. As an alternative, we can work with you to hold courses at your facility, tailored to meet your particular needs.

    Participant Identification
    ORTEC is a secured facility. Please bring a form of photo identification with you to accommodate us with your visitor/badging check-in procedures. Any non U.S. citizen visiting the ORTEC facility will need to bring their passport as well.

    Car Rental
    Available at the Knoxville airport. A car is recommended.

    Hotel Accommodations
    Several hotels are located close to ORTEC.
    • Staybridge Suites / All rooms include kitchen facilities / Tel. +1 (865) 298-0050 / Website
    • TownePlace Suites / All rooms include kitchen facilities / Tel. +1 (865) 409-5059 / Website
    • Double Tree / Restaurant on site / Tel. +1 (865) 481-2468 / Website
    • Comfort Inn / Tel. +1 (865) 481-8200 / Website
    • Hampton Inn / Tel. +1 (865) 482-7889 / Website
    • Holiday Inn Express / Tel. +1 (865) 298-1990 / Website