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F DISTRIBUTION

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is used in chi-squared distribution sets, as a probability distribution of two independent chi-square (based) random variables which are both divided by their degrees of freedom. See chi squared distribution.

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F RATIO

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which has an assigned symbol of F is used in multivariate analysis of variance looking at the ration of explained to unexplained variance. Otherwise known as the F statistic or the F value.

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F TEST

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is an umbrella term used to describe any test which looks at hypotheses which reliy on the sampling distribution with respect to the null hypothesis, being distributed as the f distribution, which results in an f ratio.

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FABLES TEST

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is an umbrella term which is used to describe any test where the participants are asked to interpret fables; these tests are not common and infrequently used in intelligence tests.

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FABRICATION

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is a term which can be applied to a number of examples; for example, fabrication may refer to the act of concocting or inventing an entirely new part of a story normally with the intention to deceive.

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FACE PERCEPTION

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is similar to factial action coding systems; is the sum of the sensory, neurological, and all cognitive processed which are involved in the processes of facial expression interpretation in human beings.

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FACE RECOGNITION

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is the process of identifying an individual using their facial features and expressions which individual's typically remember greater and for longer periods of time other their other qualities such as name.

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FACE VALIDITY

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is a measure of the extent the items included within an experiment appear to be appropriate for what they are being used to measure irrespective of whether they actually are.

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FACE-HAND TEST

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involves the examining individual touching the individual's face at the same time as touching the back of their hand; this is a test of tactile extinction and similar to the double-simultaneous tactile sensation.

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FACE-ISM

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is considered a form of sexism in that in the advertising business, men are supposedly portrayed using their faces implying their intelligence, over women who are portrayed by their bodies.

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