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English translation: classification accuracy

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German term or phrase:Verrechnungssicherheit
English translation:classification accuracy
Entered by: Susan Welsh
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23:14 Aug 17, 2010
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Medical - Psychology / research and testing
German term or phrase: Verrechnungssicherheit
Patients are given questions to answer about their coping strategies for mental illness. This is part of the discussion of statistical validity of the results:

Die Auswertungsobjektivität (oder Verrechnungssicherheit) bezieht sich auf die Eindeutigkeit der Zuordnung der Nennungen der Patienten zu den Kategorien.

I am translating Auswertungsobjektivität as "objectivity of evaluation."

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Susan Welsh
United States
Local time: 16:51
classification accuracy
Explanation:
Appears to be what is meant here. Generally, Auswertungsobjektivität can be either "scoring objectivity" (the extent to which different scorers arrive at the same result for a particular respondent) or "evaluation objectivity" (the extent to which different people interpret a particular result in the same way). I have usually come across Verrechnungssicherheit as meaning something like "security against miscalculation" - the extent to which the design of the test prevents the scorer making errors in totting up a respondent's score - but here it is clearly not referring to arithemetical calculations but to whether patients' responses are reliably assigned to the "correct" categories. (Verrechnen obviously has the two possible meanings of "to miscalculate" and "to allocate" - here it is specifically stated to mean "Zuordnung", so I would go with a word like "classification".)
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Armorel Young
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Thanks for your help, once again! And Johanna, that's a useful little glossary.
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classification accuracy


Explanation:
Appears to be what is meant here. Generally, Auswertungsobjektivität can be either "scoring objectivity" (the extent to which different scorers arrive at the same result for a particular respondent) or "evaluation objectivity" (the extent to which different people interpret a particular result in the same way). I have usually come across Verrechnungssicherheit as meaning something like "security against miscalculation" - the extent to which the design of the test prevents the scorer making errors in totting up a respondent's score - but here it is clearly not referring to arithemetical calculations but to whether patients' responses are reliably assigned to the "correct" categories. (Verrechnen obviously has the two possible meanings of "to miscalculate" and "to allocate" - here it is specifically stated to mean "Zuordnung", so I would go with a word like "classification".)

Armorel Young
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Thanks for your help, once again! And Johanna, that's a useful little glossary.
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Reference: alternative

Reference information:
An alternative translation of Auswertungsobjektivität could be Scoring Objectivity, Objective Scoring, as suggested in this glossary

http://klug-md.de/Wissen/Dictionaryde.htm#A

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Note added at 3 hrs (2010-08-18 03:04:43 GMT)
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It’s definitely a synonym of Auswertungsobjektivität:

“Diese Vorschriften sollten im Testmanual dokumentiert und erläutert werden. Da die einzelnen Testleistungen bzw. Testreaktionen auf Items zu Testwertenverrechnet werden, verwendet Kubinger (2006, S. 39) statt des Begriffs Auswertungsobjektivität synonym den Ausdruck „Verrechnungssicherheit“.
http://hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de:90/2009/1955/1955.pdf

Johanna Timm, PhD
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