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Measurement

Description

Measurement is the assignment of a number to a characteristic of an object or event, which can be compared with other objects or events. The scope and application of measurement are dependent on the context and discipline. In the natural sciences and engineering, measurements do not apply to nominal properties of objects or events, which is consistent with the guidelines of the International vocabulary of metrology published by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. However, in other fields such as statistics as well as the social and behavioral sciences, measurements can have multiple levels, which would include nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Measurement

International Committee on Measurements and Instrumentation / Est. 1993
WELMEC - European Cooperation in Legal Metrology / Est. 1990
Comité international des unités radiologiques
Metre Convention / Est. 1875
International Organization of Legal Metrology / Est. 1955
Creation Research
International Society of Antique Scale Collectors / Est. 1976
Asia Pacific Metrology Programme
International Measurement Confederation / Est. 1961
The World Calendar Association - International / Est. 1947
International Measurement Association / Est. 2001
International Committee for Historical Metrology / Est. 1975
European Clearing Houses on Health Outcomes / Est. 1994
International Society of Weighing and Measurement / Est. 1916
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America / Est. 1982
International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements / Est. 1925
EUROAIRLAB Network / Est. 2013
Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level / Est. 1933
Convention for a Uniform System of Tonnage Measurement of Ships / Est. 1947
International Symposium on Temperature and Thermal Measurements in Industry and Science
Benelux Group of Computer Measurement
European Association of National Metrology Institutes / Est. 2007
WECC Calibration Agreement Group / Est. 1990
Caribbean Common Market Standards Council / Est. 1976
Association of European Manufacturers of Heatmeters and Meters applied within the District Cooling Industry

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World Problems relating to Measurement

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Error
Non-compliance of computer equipment to Year 2000 transition
Genetic defects and diseases
Lack of accurate maps
Imperfection
Incorrect information
Inaccurate forecasting
Cosmetic overweight
Horological superstition
Human errors and miscalculations
Inadequate public finance statistics
Terminological confusion in weights, measures and numbering systems
Unequal income distribution within countries
Uncontrolled use of computer data
Prescription of inappropriate drugs
Inadequacy of economic accounting systems
Misrepresentation of youth
Inadequacy and insensitivity of intelligence testing
Inaccurate weather forecasting
Animal stress in factory farming
Statistical errors
Increasing scepticism about the accuracy of official information
Inaccurate criminal stereotypes
Technological programme errors
Wage discontent

Action Strategies relating to Measurement

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Monitoring urban-industrial air pollution
Improving time-keeping
Controlling weight
Researching priorities
Fostering small business
Measuring sustainability
Developing health indicators
Improving environmental health monitoring
Providing maps
Improving earnings of workers
Admitting policy errors
Providing accurate civic information
Managing biogeographic units
Establishing national government NGO departments
Weighing evidence
Monitoring progress on integrating environment and development goals
Measuring the internet economy
Adopting measurement standards
Standardizing weights, measures and numbering systems
Condemning religious errors
Reforming the calendar
Researching environmental indicators
Allowing regulated distribution rate
Developing criteria and indicators for biodiversity investment
Measuring physical activity

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