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Parametric statistics are those "statistics designed for normally distributed data".

Category: Data analyses

Parceling involves the inference of latent constructs through the aggregation of items.

Category: Data analyses

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Perceptual bias refers to mental shortcuts that people use to gain understanding of the world which result in partial or inaccurate assumptions.

Category: Errors and biases

Performance bias occurs when the interventionists in a research study do not all perform at the same level of quality, thus distorting the potential cause-effect relationship between the intervention and participant outcomes.

Category: Errors and biases

The person-centered approach is an approach to psychological therapy. This approach hypothesizes that an individual is capable of developing greater self-understanding, self-confidence, and ability to choose behaviors when they are submerged within a growth-promoting climate. Thus, it is the responsibility of the therapist to provide transparency, acceptance, and empathy to a client to facilitate the client's personal growth.

Category: Programs and therapies

Personnel are "individuals required in either a military or civilian capacity to accomplish the assigned mission."

See "Phenomenology" and "Qualitative study"

Category: Study methods and variables

Phenomenology involves the descriptive examination of people's experiences. Rather than studying why a phenomenon occurs or trying to intervene, phenomenology instead seeks out themes and meaning to understand what is happening. It is most useful when examining a phenomenon that has not been previously studied.

Category: Theories

Post-hoc questions are "after the fact questions," meaning that after the first round of analysis in a study, the researchers decide to deviate from the original plan of analysis by adding more questions to the survey/questionnaire to collect more data.

Category: Study methods and variables

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Preventive medicine is a practice dedicated to controlling communicable diseases.

Category: Military

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