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weighting

An adjustment in a value based on scientific observations within the data.

weighting

(wāt′ĭng)
1. In radiation therapy that uses two opposing fields, the use of a higher dose for one of the fields.
2. In statistical or numerical analysis, the placing of emphasis on a variable or the gauging of the impact of a variable among a group of potential influences on an outcome.

weighting

  1. a method of determining the importance of characters in CLASSIFICATION by attributing different values to them.
  2. The application of statistical loadings to data so as to enhance the value of some figures and reduce the value of others.
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The improvement in the CPI computation should be pursued along the two routes: CPI weighting procedures and the accounting for new goods and product quality change.
Appendices include: (1) Diagram of Selection of LEA Sample; (2) Weighting Procedures; (3) Results from PEELS Nonresponse Bias Study; (4) Standard Error Tables; (5) Standard Error Tables for Figures; (6) Analysis Variables Used Throughout Report; and (7) Final Augmented LEA Sample Size.
Subsequent chapters provide details on the instruments and measures used, the sample design, weighting procedures, response rates, data collection and processing procedures, and the structure of the data file.