# critical ratio

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## critical ratio

[′krid·ə·kəl ′rā·shō]
(statistics)
The ratio of a particular deviation from the mean value to the standard deviation.

## critical ratio

An index used to determine how much a task is on schedule. A value of 1.0 is "on schedule." A value less than 1.0 is behind, and larger than 1.0 is ahead of schedule. The critical ratio is derived by dividing the time to scheduled completion by the time expected to finish it.
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PEOU influences attitude with a path coefficient of 0.425 and a critical ratio of 3.298.
Column (a) in Table 1 summarizes the critical ratios ([r.sub.c]) for an acceptable error = [absolute value of normalized discrepancy] < 0.01.
The table II presents the critical ratio results comparing the after intervention mean scores on productiveness (rating) of Scientists in Experimental Group and Control Group.
Individuals with low prior knowledge, who experienced a drop in their diastolic blood pressure at the time they were asked about their knowledge and experience in the related area, decided to develop their opportunity (Critical Ratio:-2.567).
ROA is a measure of the profitability of the assets, and is a critical ratio to track since prior research has shown that capital markets are concerned about the ability of firms to repay debts--and profitability is a key indicator of ability to pay.
The critical ratio to derive from your balance sheet is the current ratio, which shows how many times the current debt could be paid off with current assets.
5 correspond to a viscosity ratio close to the critical ratio for the co-continuity of the two phases.
In times of tight money, it is a critical ratio to monitor.
Such nonproposals occur when B/T [less than] R [*], where this critical ratio will be determined by the parameters of the game.
The critical ratio Z scores and a comparison of the overlap in confidence intervals suggest that there is little difference in the correlation estimates of the three meta-analyses.
With some algebra, it can be derived from Lambert-Beer's law and the concept of a critical light intensity, [Mathematical Expression Omitted], that there is a critical ratio [z.sub.eu]/[z.sub.m] at which the population density should remain stationary:
The dictionary listings are usually limited to the psychometric critical score, the statistical critical ratio, the developmental critical period, and the phenomenological critical incident.
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