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Procrustean

tending or designed to produce conformity by violent or ruthless methods
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Although there is a small but growing body of research exploring continuity and change in healthcare organizations through the prism of an institutional logics perspective, (40),(41) there remains an urgent need for more sustained work exploring how the competing logics of standardization and customization are articulated, adapted, blended and/or resisted on the front line of care delivery (36) and indeed how such logics interact and contribute towards (re)making (or dismantling) the Procrustean bed in modern healthcare.
Different characters can also be combined and analyzed all together using cluster analyses, relative warp analyses coupled with box plot and histogram and procrustean analyses These methods allow visualization of the systematic relationships of populations of organisms in compromised space to minimize the dilemma of using only one character in inferring inter- and intra- specific relationships.
a complex, loosely affiliated movement whose poetic and socio-political diversity resists simple reduction to what is by now a surely familiar heuristic Procrustean bed of, among other things, "impassibility" and "social disengagement" (54-61).
We applied Monte Carlo test of a Procrustean rotations with 10000 permutation runs (for Monte Carlo test see Dray & Dufour, 2007; and about Procrustean rotations and bootstrapping see Jackson, 1995; Chan et al.
When events in the Middle East refuse to fit into this Procrustean bed, the West is often left helpless in its cluelessness.
If he's arbitrarily Procrustean, he's dead meat with the rest.
Pragmatic shifts among models do more to keep open the road to inquiry and understanding than do Procrustean beds.
Academic scholars have a penchant for inventing handy categories within which to pigeonhole literary works and authors, categories which they sometimes proceed to reify and apply in procrustean fashion to a disorderly assortment of objects.
Similarly, is it credible "that the federal judiciary was effectively charged with the mission of keeping the Constitution in sync with the idea of competitive federalism--or is this, too, a Procrustean projection of a modern concept onto past events?
The overriding aesthetic of the early 1960s was marked by Clement Greenberg's procrustean sense of historical inevitability.
Many historians are (quite rightly in my view) suspicious of comparative studies, feeling that such studies can be done only at the expense of lopping off those parts, in best Procrustean fashion, that do not easily fit into the framework constructed.
Many of what a reader may easily take initially to be mistakes turn out to be due to the peculiar decision of the author on a procrustean policy of replacement of what the speakers actually said with versions considered more suitable models for the learner.