QUANTITATIVE SCORE

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

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....

QUANTUM

In physics, a unit of radiant energy. 2. The minimum amount of neurotransmitter released by a neuron at a given time (in...

QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

An approach to science that does not use numerical data when analyzing observations.

QUANTITATIVE APPROACH

Freud's theory that when it comes to mental processes, there is a qualitative and quantitative quality when it comes to their psychic energy. Processes...

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.

QUINTILE

20% of a distribution of scores. The first quintile, for example could be the lowest fifth.

QUALITATIVE DATA

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

Q SORT

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

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...

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