I am writing a technical research article.
I have an experiment where precision can be easily determined (bid-ask spreads for the economists). Calculating some formula twice based on the precise observation of the upper bound and the lower bound does change the results (obviously) and is not negligible, but it does not negate the theory that is underlying. That is, the effect of the measurement error is clearly visible, but in general the theory can still be accepted.
How do i express this in a concise way?
edit: Per request, more details.
I can observe market values, but with limited precision. I only observe two values, bid and ask, and the true value lies between those. Calculating measurements using bid-values gives me different results than using ask-values. Both results confirm the theory I'm testing. The difference exists, but it does not fundamentally change the conclusion that the theory itself can be confirmed.
Is there a concise expression for 'confirms, but not as strongly' or 'doesn't negate, but differences are considerable'?
I guess it is obvious why I need a concise expression...