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construct

Psychol a model devised on the basis of observation, designed to relate what is observed to some theoretical framework

construct

any theoretical or heuristic sociological concept. The use of the term ‘construct’ makes apparent the ‘invented’, mentally constructed, heuristic or explanatory purpose of many concepts in sociology. See also IDEAL TYPE.
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The NHA, however, has argued that as per the PC-1 of the metro bus corridors project, the highway authority is not supposed to construct underpasses.
Of the two major methods for the assessment of construing developed by Kelly, the self-characterization and the role construct repertory test, it was the grid form of the latter that originally most captured the imagination of researchers and practitioners, being used in over 90 percent of personal construct research studies (Neimeyer, 1985; Neimeyer, Baker, & Neimeyer, 1990).
The Ministry further plans to construct 57,800 units in the Daqahleya governorate and to renovate 5,800, bringing the governorate's total number of new housing units to 63,600.
A careful selection of scaffold material for each patient's construct would allow the implant to withstand mechanical forces while encouraging new cartilage to organise and fill the defect.
These phenomena are multi-dimensional constructs rather than relatively simpler concepts, such as pain or physiological measurements (e.
Ebel, 1974; Kantor, 1947, 1953, 1957; Lichtenstein, 1984; Moore, 1998; Observer, 1983; Smith, 1993a, 2001), is whether the construct was derived from an event or was imposed on it.
The model with hypothesized links between constructs is depicted in Figure 1.
One limitation of existing research on noctcaelador is the lack of evidence to substantiate the existence of the construct.
The creators of this type of constructed construct usually know a lot about themselves.
The constructivist approach holds that clients construct their own personal meanings and that these personal meanings are reflected in past and present experiences in a variety of life roles.
The enterprise is responsible for ensuring that the serial number is unique within the enterprise identifier (for UID Construct #1) or unique within the original part number (for UID Construct #2).
We do this by constructing WebQuests and Pathfinders and using lists of specific sites and information that we construct or are available on the Web.