Difference between revisions of "Reliability"

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Yielding the same or compatible results in different clinical experiments or statistical trials.
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Reliability is the consistency of your measurement, or the degree to which an instrument measures the same way each time it is used under the same condition with the same subjects. In short, it is the repeatability of your measurement. A measure is considered reliable if a person's score on the same test given twice is similar. It is important to remember that reliability is not measured, it is estimated. (www.socialresearchmethods.net)

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Yielding the same or compatible results in different clinical experiments or statistical trials.

Reliability is the consistency of your measurement, or the degree to which an instrument measures the same way each time it is used under the same condition with the same subjects. In short, it is the repeatability of your measurement. A measure is considered reliable if a person's score on the same test given twice is similar. It is important to remember that reliability is not measured, it is estimated. (www.socialresearchmethods.net)