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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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In the few weeks since my return you could not expect me to construct a 'theory.
From these observations, confirmed by many others, it may be safely inferred that the utmost depth at which corals can construct reefs is between 20 and 30 fathoms.
We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
Each scale presents construct and predictive validity evidence and has good reliability.
We used the 5' regulatory region of the human CYP1A1 gene, an AhR-regulated gene, to construct two reporter plasmids, p1A1Luc and p1A1GFP, that express luciferase and GFP, respectively.
To help you construct that vision in more detail, you may want to consider the following topics.
The PEPCK-luciferase (Luc) construct contains the region from -592 (NheI restriction site) to +87 (Bg/II restriction site) of the rat proximal PEPCK promoter ligated into the pGL3-basic vector (Promega, Madison, WI), as previously described (8).
In addition, scientists would like to have enzyme electrodes that are now technically impossible to construct because the necessary enzymes cannot be isolated from their biological sources.
The construct of a network Teams can be interconnected in 'loosely coupled' (Limerick et al.
For example, the experience of coping with unemployment can construct two different countexts.
Each construct was represented by three Likert-type items (with five response levels), of which the average was calculated.
Raynelle began to construct her future life story chapter as her preferred direction.