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the arranging of a taxon in the appropriate position in the taxonomic hierarchy, for example, selecting the category as an order, rather than a class or family.
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As with the blind condition, participants were encouraged to take more than one sip of each soda to help in making their rank order taste preferences.
Finally, we asked students to rank order their preference for the three types of outlines with 1 = most preferred, 2 = next preferred, and 3 = least preferred.
Italians rated their prospects down toward the bottom of the rank order list of countries.
IRV means that voters get to rank order their preferences.
Researchers from the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences surveyed, via a structured interview, 300 low-income African American heads of household at the Parks at Wynnewood, Dallas, Texas, in the spring of 1996 and found that the rank order of preferred sources for health information were a family physician, a family member, friends, a school/public health nurse, a minister/counselor, a community services worker, and a neighbor.
Rewrite your list in rank order from high- to low-priority tasks, and then work from the top down.
The rank order of the 25 most populated states was compiled and then the number of used building materials establishments (UBMs) in each state, gleaned from a survey by the author, were compared to demographic and economic data that were hypothesized to be relevant factors in used building materials business development.
The intent of the survey was to determine the rank order of these six passages from the SSTSs and their relative magnitude of importance in the daily tax practice using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP).
The Top 5 may not have changed since 2003, but the rank order and the source of revenue mix has.
That is, administrators and teachers from their building would rank order the perceived rewards of teaching, but with the administrators predicting teacher responses.
The authors examined the data provided by 359 respondents in diverse managerial groups using factor analysis, Cronbach's alpha, Spearman's rank order coefficient, structured interviews, expert observation, the Statistical Analysis System General Linear Model (GLM) procedure (analysis of variance), and a Tukey Student Range (honestly significant difference or HSD) test.
The rank order of steroid potency in the eye is different from the rank order of potency in the skin.