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reliability

(Authoritativeness), noun candor, certainty, certification, credibility, honor, loyalty, trustworthiness

reliability

(Predictability), noun constancy, firmness, punctuality, responsibility, secureness, soundness, stability, substantiality
See also: adhesion, candor, certainty, certification, constant, credibility, honor, loyalty, trustworthiness

reliability

in the law of evidence, the aspect of evidence that the fact-finder feels able to rely upon in coming to a decision. Before the evidence can be relied upon, it must usually also be credible. It is at this stage that a court may believe a witness because he says he saw the accused stab the victim, but the court may or may not rely upon that evidence depending upon the circumstances, such as the prevailing light or weather conditions or state of mind of the witness. See CREDIBILITY.
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Interobserver reliability was therefore employed in order to compensate for this subjectivity.
The remaining 25% of sessions, as well as interobserver reliability, was coded by the primary investigator in this study.
Intraobserver and interobserver reliability of waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio [Letter].
This study will determine which of the following angular measurements--scapholunate, radiolunate, capitolunate angles, or the triangulation method--has the best intraobserver reproducibility and interobserver reliability in assessing midcarpal alignment.
The results of the intervener and the independent observer were then compared to determine interobserver reliability.
Interobserver reliability scores were obtained by dividing the total number of agreements by the total number of agreements plus disagreements and multiplying by 100.
Training included three steps: (1) instruction followed by demonstration of 80% interobserver reliability with trainers using videos of classrooms, (2) 80% interobserver reliability with trainers in actual classroom settings, and (3) ongoing interobserver reliability between collectors and trainers to address the potential for observer drift.
Another limitation is that for two observation categories, interobserver reliability was too low.