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....

Q SORT

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

QUANTIFIER

In language studies, a determiner used to show the notion of quantity. For example, some, many, all or none.

QUALITY ADJUSTED LIFE YEARS (QALYS)

An acronym for "Quality Adjusted Life Years"

QUASI GROUP

A gathering with some, but not all definitions that make up a true group.

QALYS

An acronym for "Quality Adjusted Life Years"

QUADRANGULAR THERAPY

The four people involved in quadrangular therapy for the couple and each partner's therapist. All four work together to work out problems in...

QUANTITATIVE SCORE

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

Q-TECHNIQUE FACTOR ANALYSIS

Also referred to as inverse factor analysis, Q-technique factor analysis consists of analyzing the factors of the subject by correlating with other people on...

QUADRIPARESIS

A result of the loss of motor nerve function. A partial paralysis or weakness in all four limbs.

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