Bad news – good news and unnecessary confusion

March 12, 2013

confusion

The new version of EP09-A3 is being readied for publication. The bad news is that my suggestion to use “average bias” in the title rather than “bias” has been dropped. The title mentions only “bias”. The good news is that in the beginning text, the document says is it is about estimating average bias.

It would have been better to keep average bias in the title. Speaking of confusion, the title also says “measurement procedure comparison” instead of “method comparison.” Here are the results of a Google search for these two terms:

“measurement procedure comparison” 292 hits

“method comparison” 213,000 hits

Is method comparison better than measurement procedure comparison? You can bet your measurand it is.