SELECTION BIAS

Statistical bias in which there is an error in choosing the individuals or groups to take part in a scientific study. Most often refers...

SELECTIVE LISTENING

Paying heed to a single audio input when two or more are available.

SELF PSYCHOLOGY

Any specific method of psychology preoccupied with the self. School of psychoanalytical philosophy which emphasizes the significance of an individual's associations with other...

S FACTOR

Abbreviated designation for a specific or special factor which has been established using factor analysis in abilities testing; a specific test helps determine which...

SAFETY AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Teaching about health-related topics such as causes of and how to prevent malnutrition, drug and alcohol use and abuse, sexually transmitted diseases and safe...

SALIVARY GLAND

Glands present in the mouth which have ducts and produce saliva; also secrete amylase, an enzyme which breaks down into starch and maltose. ...

SAMPLING BIAS

Imperfection in sampling procedures which renders the resultant sample unrepresentative of the populace, thus potentially distorting study data.

SANGUE DORMIDO

Culturally linked condition described in Cape Verde Islanders, which has a broad range of neurological complaints, including blindness, convulsions, numbness, pain, paralysis, stroke, and...

SATURATED TEST

In element study, any examination which has been proven to have good approximation with any given element.

SCALE DEVELOPMENT

Method by which a measurement instrument is constructed, validated, and standardized.

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