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in·stru·ment

(in'strū-ment),
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]
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instrument

A tool—e.g., questionnaire, diary—used in a clinical trial to capture data, as well as the information and documentation that supports the data’s use.

Instruments include clearly defined methods and instructions for administration and responses to queries, a standard format for data collection and well-documented methods for scoring, analysing and interpreting results.
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in·stru·ment

(in'strŭ-mĕnt)
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

instrument

1. A means by which something is done. An agency used to accomplish some purpose.
2. A surgical instrument.
3. A displaying or recording device.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

in·stru·ment

(in'strŭ-mĕnt)
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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The second set, called the instrumental values, refers to means or "modes of conduct" (e.g., being capable, helpful, self-controlled).
Lastly, we must be clear on that caring is always an intrinsic value and never an instrumental value. Caring is an irreplaceable human activity; the active subjects providing this care can change, but the activity is fundamental to develop as a person and evolve as a human being.
Although the First Amendment's protection of speech is often based on collectivist and individualist instrumental values, numerous scholars have recognized that the protection of expressive rights also serves intrinsic values.
The study confirms that the top five terminal values of the Filipino Entrepreneurs are Family Security, Happiness, Salvation, Self-respect, and Wisdom, while their top five instrumental values are Honest, Loving, Responsible, Broadminded, and Intellectual.
Null Hypothesis 2: There are no significant generational differences in instrumental values between managers and non-managers.
Instrumental values are ambitious, independent, intellectual, courageous, forgiving, honest, loving, broad-minded, self-controlled, obedient, logical, polite, responsible, capable, clean, helpful loyal and imaginative.
Instrumental values refer to preferable modes of behavior.
The Value Survey consists of 18 terminal and 18 instrumental values. Respondents are directed to rank order their instrumental and terminal values.
Although instrumental values such as rationality and administrative efficiency have always been more prominent (Denhardt, 1979), the democratic values freedom, equality, equal opportunities, justice, and personal responsibility provide the core of public administration as articulated by its early students such as Paul Apleby (1945) and L.D White (1949).
In this study, however, we draw upon the work of Elizur (1991) who identified three types of outcomes that workers usually hold important namely, a) Instrumental values i.e., financial matters and working conditions such as pay, work hours, work conditions; b) Affective values such as relationship with colleagues, supervisors; and c) Cognitive values, that is influence and advancement in career through interest, achievement, and responsibility.
Ultimate values are not influenced by states of the world, but instrumental values may be.
The entirety of the physical world with its many diverse constituents is valuable to God, their purposeful creator and sustainer in existence, who endowed humans with the intellectual capacity to discern the intrinsic and instrumental values of the physical world, to behold these values, and to demonstrate these valuations throughout their lives.