A profession recognizes its shortcomings and strives
toward perfection as a goal. It does this because it feels an obligation to
society to do so. The medical and legal professions strive toward greater
healing and justice. In like manner, the metrologist strives toward greater
accuracy and precision. A deeply dedicated person in any profession almost
makes a religion out of his crusade to further his profession toward its
This is very noticeable in the personnel of well established
Every profession has a code of ethics, a sort of
unwritten law, which spells out the professional, moral (and other)
standards that this profession has developed through its historical past.
proper professional conduct.
(4) Standards of quality. A profession recognizes that its customers
(clients) have a right to a certain quality of performance. Sometimes this
is spelled out legally, sometimes the profession publishes it, and sometimes
it is an unwritten understanding.
(5) Pride. In addition to the group aspects of a profession, there
are also certain personal characteristics held by the members.
important of these is pride in his profession.
He is proud of his
knowledge, understanding, and skill. He enjoys his work and the association
with fellow members of his profession. He is in accord with the goals and
ethics of the profession. To him, getting the job done - and done properly
- not just for today, but from the long-term viewpoint, is more important
than the pay check.
Because of this attitude, he gets along better, is
happier, and is promoted sooner than if he were just another warm body.
It is extremely difficult to get along with
everyone. But, you should try hard because success in the Army calibration
program depends on team effort.
a. In this lesson you have been studying the concepts of error
analysis, definition and order of treatment of errors, types and treatment
of errors, arithmetic means, and methods of calculating errors.
b. Whenever measurements are to be made, it is essential that the
greatest possible accuracy is achieved and that proper error analysis is