comparative method


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comparative method

the analytic method to which the test method is compared in the comparison-of-methods experiment. This term implies nothing about the quality of the comparative method.
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Reading the volume "cover to cover" provides the reader with an engagingly clear and highly instructive presentation of the uses and misuses of the comparative method.
The comparative method allows the churches of clarify and compare the doctrinal positions and church practices.
Within these limitations, the results showed that BCG methods produced results that were generally closer to those of the comparative method (Figure 1) than did instruments using BCP methods (Figure 2).
But the greater these interactions, the greater the problems for the comparative method, for these interactions undermine the independence of the cases.
One of the comparative strategies he identified, "encompassing comparison," has direct bearing on the comparative method advocated in this paper.
A final comparison in May 2010 showed a persistent bias and a lower slope compared with our comparative method (y = 0.
Yet his emerging theoretical program also maintained some of the elements of the comparative method it was established to eradicate.
The results are in the comparative method of diagnostics because the probe output is in mV scales.
The editors state that their objective is "to showcase the comparative method [taken to be synonymous with 'natural experiment'] in history and to examine some techniques for solving its obvious pitfalls by presenting a set of eight studies in seven chapters (p.
Thus, the relative narrowness of his comparative method notwithstanding, Kilcullen's powerful intelligence, common sense, broad experience, patent sincerity, and clear writing have all combined to produce a book that deserves to be read by anybody with a serious concern about the nature of the conflicts looming in the years ahead.
However, he thinks that the comparative method wasn't fully developed until the mid18th century and that it came to its peak with the work of the French anatomist Georges Cuvier in the first half of the 19th century.

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