In my research I'm comparing the variance of a method and I would like to describe the overall variance between individuals and the variance of the replicates of these individuals.
Things like 'comparing the intra-individual variance and between-individual variance' seems to get people confused. I would like to make a short brief notice of this without having to go to much in details about the experiment.
What would be a way of describing this setting more clearly but still within if possible one sentence?
To clarify: I have 10.000 measurements for 60 individuals. For each measurement I could calculate for example the standard deviation as a method of variance. I also have 5 replicate measurements per individual. I could calculate the standard deviation for each of the 10.000 measurement in the replicates. So now I have the variance of the measurement when looking in a population AND I have the variance when looking at replicates. When you would now have to describe these 2 types of variance in a single sentence how would you do that without going into to much details?