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A military campaign is the conduction of large-scale operations for strategic purposes.

Category: Military

Caregivers are people who support someone who is physically or psychologically impaired and therefore dependent on others. Caregivers are often family members of the person in need. Caregivers may provide instrumental support (i.e., hands-on support for daily functioning) or emotional support (i.e., affection and encouragement).

Category: Theories

Caregiver burden is the stress that caregivers may feel as a result of their taking care of an individual with a chronic illness or disability, especially if the caregiving person perceives the caregiving role as a stressor.

Category: Theories

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Case-studies are a technique used in family research that involve conducting an in-depth investigation of a social phenomenon in an individual, group, event, or community.

Category: Methodology

Causation refers to a relationship between variables in which one variable causes a particular outcome to occur.

Category: Data analyses

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The chain of command refers to "the success of commanding officers from a superior to a subordinate through which command is exercised."

Category: Military

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Channeling bias occurs when certain characteristics dictate which participants are assigned to a particular study group (i.e., group assignment is not random).

Category: Errors and biases

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The chi-square statistic is used in chi-square tests to determine whether or not there is a statistically significant relationship between two dichotomous variables, though it does not indicate the strength of said relationship. Chi-square requires a relatively large sample size, and assumes that the data for the variables is independent, data are nominal, and that at least 80% of the expected counts must be 5 or larger.

Category: Data analyses

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The chi-square tests allow researchers to determine if there is a statistically significant relationship between two dichotomous variables. However, these tests do not measure the strength of the relationship, only whether or not the relationship exists.

Category: Data analyses

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Child-parent psychotherapy is a treatment model to improve a child's cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning after experiencing a traumatic event and/or mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems by strengthening the bond between the child and his/her caregiver.

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

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