objective measure

objective measure

EBM
The quantification of a physiologic or medical variable (e.g., serum glucose) by instrumentation rather than by (subjective) human assessment.
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Generally, student test scores are most often acknowledged as only one of the key measures of success in education, albeit a very important objective measure.
By almost any objective measure, New England's apple crop is a very thin slice of the American pie.
The main purpose of this research was to come up with an objective measure of surgical success.
However, critics have cast a shadow of doubt over the ASL technique that Renton describes as the first objective measure of ongoing pain intensity.
It's a token of the tangled psychology of Anglicanism that Rite II, which most Evangelicals welcomed and most Anglo-Catholics resisted, is by any objective measure more "catholic" than Rite I.
By any objective measure, though, the documentary is only fully successful when it focuses on its title subject: Lennon's conflicts with the Nixon Administration over his attention-grabbing, anti-war activities, and the government's counter effort to deport him back to Britain.
By any objective measure of success, almost every software program is going to deviate substantially from its cost, schedule, and performance baselines.
A simple system of having students deposit a short feedback sheet at the end of each class session provides information to consider for improvement as well as an objective measure for determining individual class performance (Payne & Blackbourn, 1995, Payne & Blackbourn, 1996).
Similarly, links between Web sites are assumed to provide an objective measure of value and to be a sign of peer endorsement.
Accelerometers provide a useful and practical way of assessing scratching at night in the patient's own home, and could be used as an objective measure of disease activity, both in clinical trials and in everyday clinical practice.
And here in the North-East we get a particularly poor deal by any objective measure.
By any objective measure, I think I work as hard at what I do as most people.