February 25, 2016 | Mark Paradies

When is a “Trend” a “Trend”?

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Here’s an article that claims that the number of “reactor incidents” on British nuclear subs doubled in one year…

http://sundodgers.com/2016/02/22/reactor-incidents-on-new-nuclear-subs-double-in-one-year/

Is this a trend? As the anti-nuke spokesperson says, it is “…only a matter of time before these incidents result in a serious nuclear accident.”

Or is it as the spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense said:

In line with our high safety standards, we record all incidents regardless of how minor they are, to ensure lessons are learnt. There are no issues with the safety of the submarines and the MoD has safely operated over 80 nuclear reactor cores since 1963.

Do you know how to mathematically determine if a change in performance is a trend?

Unfortunately, the article does not give us the data that we need to make an informed calculation.

The good news is that we know how to make the calculation and use trends to manage performance.

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