QUASI NEED

Based in social psychology, a quasi-need is a need based on intent or purpose and not on a deficit of essential biological nature.

QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH

A form of research where the investigator has no control over the independent variable, but has power over how the dependent variable is measured....

QUALITY OF LIFE

Quality of life can be defined as to the extent certain desirable factors are attained or retained. These include such factors as well-being,...

QUALITY

Quality is open to individual interpretation, but generally is the characteristic of a thing or feeling that makes it unique. Quality reflects a...

Q DATA

Information on a subject's personality traits gathered from answers to questionnaires. It is also called S data as in when the questionnaires are...

QUALITATIVE EVALUATION

An evaluation yielding narratives from unstructured methods of data collection. This approach is characterized by a goal-free evaluation rather than goal-based.

QUANTITATIVE SCORE

A numerical representation of requirements for a given test or class that were correctly fulfilled.

Q SORT

A personality measurement technique consisting of putting cards with specific character traits into piles ranging from "most" to "least" characteristic.

QUALITATIVE DATA

Data that is not expressed quantitatively, or numerically. Descriptions of emotional reactions are expressed in qualitative terms.

QUESTIONNAIRE

A list of questions soliciting information on a topic.

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