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Abstract

Problems with understanding, explaining and communication of the present definition of primary method of measurement are described and amendments put forward for discussion. The conclusion is drawn that in many cases more attention should be given to the measurement result and its uncertainty statement, rather than to a method. Some cases are discussed where methods might have a fundamental characteristic that other methods do not have, a condition for the epitheton 'primary'.

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Authors: TAYLOR P, JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);KIPPHARDT H, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin (DE);DE BIVRE P,
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: ACQUAL, the Journal of Accreditted Quality Assurance. Vol.6 (2001), pp.103-106
Availability: An article published in: ACQUAL, the Journal of Accreditted Quality Assurance. Vol.6 (2001), pp.103-106
Record Number: 200013359 / Last updated on: 2001-06-27
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en