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peer group

a GROUP of individuals of equal status. The term is most generally applied to children and adolescents, who experience a very different influence on their SOCIALIZATION by interacting in groups of their own age, as compared to the hierarchical family experience. see also YOUTH CULTURE.
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(In some peer groups) it seems everyone has an agenda.
Despite the increased interest in using physician peer groups in the application of network science to health services research, the identification of physician peer groups is inexact.
The following banks were reviewed as part of Fitch's Large Community Bank Peer Group: Central Pacific Financial Corp.
To determine causality, they examined near-identical groups of users who were matched to different Status peer groups only because their income was slightly above or below one of the thresholds that define the peer groups.
According to Google, the correlation between different peer groups and their security signals also allows the company to decide which apps need to be checked for privacy and security concerns.
Before we explain the process, it's important to know what are peer group since they play an important role in the entire process.
It's a credible peer group. The more you know, the more you can develop a better store--it's something that drives these performance groups," Hall said.
Thinking back now, we attended with a sense of wonderment and this allowed us to absorb and embrace the concept of peer group supervision from the beginning.
Historically, the company used two peer groups. One was used to measure pay and another to measure performance.
Coronary Care Units across all Peer Groups. In addition to
"We find that companies use peer groups as one data point--an important data point for sure, but not the only one," Lippincott says.