Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Precision

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3107

A statistical measure of the repeatability of an estimate relative to a group of estimates from the same population at the same time. Typically measured as the quotient of the standard error of the mean over the mean. Low numerical values indicate high precision, high numerical values indicate low precision. Precision is a key element in developing and evaluating the performance of sampling plans.

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