QUADRIPARESIS

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

QUOTA SAMPLING

Also referred to as quota control, it is a method of selecting subjects for a study. The subjects are already chosen for specific characteristics...

QUOTIENT HYPOTHESIS

The hypothesis that suggests quotients or ratios of two consecutive difference thresholds in a given series are equal. It is an adaption of...

QIGONG

Quigong is an eastern healing practice consisting of coordination of breathing patterns with posturres and body movement. It is often taught as an...

QUARTILE

Breaking down of scores into blocks each representing 25 percent of total scores. For example, the lowest 25 %, the next 26 to...

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...

QUANTITATIVE DATA

Quantitative data is data that can be expressed and analyzed numerically.

QUARTIMAX ROTATION

As used in factor analysis, a perpendicular rotation maximizing the variance across the rows of the matrix.

QUALITY ADJUSTED LIFE YEARS (QALYS)

An acronym for "Quality Adjusted Life Years"

QUADRANOPIA

A defect in the field of vision characterized by the loss of one-fourth or one quadrant of the visual field is lost.

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