Validation and ground truths

Da Yan, Chuang Wang, Xiaohang Feng, Bing Dong

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2 Scopus citations


It is essential to ensure the validation of measurements and the reliability of the collected data. This chapter discusses several topics related to measurement validation and ground truth in occupancy and occupant behavior observations. It introduces the basic concept of measurement quality and calls for attention to the measurement of occupancy and occupant actions. It provides general guidelines for verifying and validating the reliability of collected data. It also offers suggestions for how to construct ground truth data. In this chapter, questions about measurement validation and ground truth are raised and the particularities of occupancy and occupant behavior observations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExploring Occupant Behavior in Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Challenges
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319614649
ISBN (Print)9783319614632
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Computer Science
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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