BASELINE

n. a line that serves as a basis or reference point for observing behavior. Because this behavioral performance is stable, it is often used as a yardstick for assessing how interventions and manipulations would affect the outcome. Experimental treatments, for instance, are geared towards modifying behavior. See behavioral baseline.

BASELINE: "In medicine, the baseline is usually an initial level which is measurable in quantity and comparable to a normal value."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BASELINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/baseline/ (accessed May 24, 2018).
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