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Observer Variation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Observer Variation
Tree Number(s)
E01.354.753
N02.421.450.600
N05.715.350.150.675
N06.850.490.500.250
Unique ID
D015588
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015588
Annotation
IM general only
Scope Note
The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).
Entry Term(s)
Bias, Observer
Inter-Observer Variability
Inter-Observer Variation
Interobserver Variability
Interobserver Variation
Intra-Observer Variability
Intra-Observer Variation
Intraobserver Variability
Intraobserver Variation
Observer Bias
Public MeSH Note
90
History Note
90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/05/25
Revision Date
2015/07/01

No Qualifiers
Observer Variation Preferred
Interobserver Variation Narrower
Intraobserver Variation Narrower
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