Blind background prediction using a bifurcated analysis scheme

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Nix, J.
Ma, J.
Perdue, G. N.
Wah, Y. W.
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A technique for background prediction using data, but maintaining a closed signal box is described. The result is extended to two background sources. Conditions on the applicability under correlated cuts are described. This technique is applied to both a toy model and an analysis of data from a rare neutral kaon decay experiment.
Comment: 8 pages, 8 figures, submitted to PRD
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Physics - Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
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