OBSERVER BIAS

an experimental bias comprised of errors by a viewer in one direction. Such a bias is frequently correlated with the viewer's assumptions, beliefs, or...

OCCASIONALISM

noun. the philosophical doctrine which postulates that occurrences aren't specifically a result of the antecedent occurrences which seem to generate them, and specifically that...

OCCUPATIONAL INHIBITION, OCCUPATIONAL NORM

the common or average score attained from examinations of a specific capacity, attribute, or interest among members of a specific occupation.

OCULAR DOMINANCE COLUMN

a vertical slab of straite cortex wherein the neurons are favorably reactive to arousal by way of one of the two eyes. It is...

ODD-EVEN RELIABILITY

a way of examining the dependability of an examination by relating scores on the odd- numbered objects with scores on the even-numbered objects. It...

OFFSPRING

noun. any of the present-forth descendants of a plant, animal, or person.

OLFACTORIUM

noun. an examination chamber designed for concise and accurate gauging of olfactory operations, particularly odor sensitivity. The very controlled odor surroundings introduce pure air...

OLFACTORY TRACT

a strip of nerve fibers which starts in the olfactory bulb and continues in reverse along the bottom side of the brain's frontal lobe...

OMNIBUS TEST

a statistical examination of magnitude wherein at least three conditions are contrasted at the same time or wherein there are at least two independent...

ONE-SIDED MESSAGE

a message consisting of arguments which solely advocate one side of a problem. It is compared with a two-sided message, that primarily advocates one...

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