ascertainment

  • 1 Ascertainment — As cer*tain ment, n. The act of ascertaining; a reducing to certainty; a finding out by investigation; discovery. [1913 Webster] The positive ascertainment of its limits. Burke. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 ascertainment — index analysis, certification (certainness), collation, conclusion (determination), detection, determination …

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  • 3 ascertainment — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷mənt noun ( s) : the act of ascertaining: a. archaic : a reducing to certainty : exact determination that a period might be put and some ascertainment made and a time fixed Oliver Cromwell b …

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  • 4 ascertainment — ascertain ► VERB ▪ find out for certain. DERIVATIVES ascertainable adjective ascertainment noun. ORIGIN Old French acertener, from Latin certus settled, sure …

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  • 5 ascertainment — noun see ascertain …

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  • 6 ascertainment — See ascertainable. * * * …

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  • 7 ascertainment — noun The act of ascertaining …

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  • 8 ascertainment — In epidemiological and genetic research, the method by which a person, pedigree, or cluster is brought to the attention of an investigator; has a bearing on the interpretation of segregation ratios, concordance rates, linkage analysis, and other… …

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  • 9 ascertainment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something that has been discovered: discovery, find, finding, strike. See TEACH …

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  • 10 ascertainment — as·cer tain·ment || ‚æsÉ™(r) teɪnmÉ™nt n. act of making certain, finding out, verification …

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  • 11 ascertainment — as·cer·tain·ment …

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  • 12 Ascertainment — RadioPP The formal process of determining a community s needs …

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  • 13 Ascertainment bias — In scientific research, ascertainment bias occurs when false results are produced by non random sampling and conclusions made about an entire group are based on a distorted or nontypical sample. If this is not accounted for, results can be… …

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  • 14 ascertainment bias — systematic error causing failure to represent equally all groups of cases or persons that should be represented in a sample …

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  • 15 incomplete ascertainment — ascertainment in which only those sibships with at least one affected sib are identified; this is far more common than complete ascertainment …

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  • 16 multiple ascertainment — a type of incomplete ascertainment in which some sibships are counted more than once because they have more than one affected member; multiplex families (those with more than one affected member) have a higher chance of being ascertained than… …

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  • 17 single ascertainment — a type of incomplete ascertainment in which there is no chance that any one sibship will be ascertained more than once; thus there is only one proband in each sibship, and the chance that a sibship will be ascertained is proportional to the… …

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  • 18 truncate ascertainment — a type of incomplete ascertainment in which any sibship in which there is no affected member is not ascertained …

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  • 19 cost ascertainment grouping — (CAG) A method that classifies post offices according to volume of revenue generated. Each year, the Postal Bulletin publishes the number of revenue units for each classification. CAG A G offices with about 950 or more revenue units. CAG H J… …

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  • 20 complete ascertainment — the method in which families for study are selected through affected parents, and all their offspring are included …

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