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7. Measurement and understanding

7. Measurement and understanding  

David J. Hand

in Measurement: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191824609
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779568.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198779568
While the quest for increased accuracy may be driven by the needs of applications, the effort to achieve accuracy of measurement itself stimulates other developments, in terms of measuring ... More
3. Measurement in the physical sciences and engineering

3. Measurement in the physical sciences and engineering  

David J. Hand

in Measurement: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191824609
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779568.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198779568
As new physical phenomena are discovered, new kinds of instruments have to be devised to measure them and old physical units are regularly redefined. It has also been necessary for ... More
2. What is measurement?

2. What is measurement?  

David J. Hand

in Measurement: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
Published Online: 
Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191824609
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779568.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198779568
Measurement procedures can be placed on a continuum stretching from representational at one end to pragmatic at the other. Measurements in the physical sciences tend to have a heavier ... More
Measurement: A Very Short Introduction

Measurement: A Very Short Introduction  

David J. Hand

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Published Online: 
Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191824609
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779568.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198779568
Measurement is a fundamental concept central to the sciences, social sciences, medicine, economics, government, and indeed also to everyday life. The history of measurement goes back to the ... More

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