BEHAVIORALLY ANCHORED RATING SCALE (BARS)

n. an appraisal method which rates performance, usually on the job. Behavior-based, this measure evaluates employee performance on a point-scale by rating their job...

BODY IMAGE

n. a mental picture which one forms of the body as a whole. This covers both the physical characteristics and functional aspects (body percept)...

CAUSAL ANALYSIS

n. a method of searching for the cause or causes of certain effects. Because the causal factor needs to be identified, the researcher will...

CONCEPTUALIZATION

noun. The procedure involved in constructing ideas, specifically those of a theoretical kind, from experience or incorporated information employing cognitive procedures and verbalization.

A-B DESIGN

a setup for experiments requiring the measurement of the dependent variable prior to onset of the experiment and again after it.

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