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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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Intra- and interobserver reliability of measurements obtained using a modified universal plastic goniometer and an electrogoniometer for elbow and carpus joints of adult wild barred owls.
The interobserver reliability results regarding pulse diagnosis domain for all subjects (n = 168) are shown in Table 2.
Studies have documented good interobserver reliability for endoscopic recognition of Barrett's esophagus, but this diagnostic consistency drops considerably for affected segments less than 1 cm in length.
All radiographs were examined with interobserver reliability. The pattern and degree of primary tooth resorption and stage of root developmental of the permanent teeth was evaluated using Haavikko's five resorption stages [Haavikko, 1973].
The remaining 25% of sessions, as well as interobserver reliability, was coded by the primary investigator in this study.
* Calculate interobserver reliability for inclusion and exclusion of potential sources.
Intraobserver and interobserver reliability of waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio [Letter].
(14) Studies of Bruehl's and IASP criteria have measured specificity and sensitivity, and along with Veldman's criteria, interobserver reliability (TABLE 2).
Applied behavior analysis and interobserver reliability: A commentary on two articles by Birkimer and Brown.
The results of the intervener and the independent observer were then compared to determine interobserver reliability. It was calculated by dividing the lower rate by the higher rate and multiplying by 100.
Interobserver reliability was assured for assignment of activity category, skill in application of transmitters and sensors, changing the battery, and interpreting the alarms.
All authors conducted observations and we took care to ensure interobserver reliability. Each observer had a minimum of one year's experience in observing Holocnemus pluchei in the laboratory (e.g., Blanchong et al., 1995).