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Glossary of Terms

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nadir (nadir; nadir illumninance)

naturalistic observation (naturalistic observation; Naturalistic Observation; Naturalistic field research)

nebulosity index 

Needleman scale (Needleman scale; Needleman Scale)

needlepunching (needlepunching; needle punch)

neonatal intensive care unit (neonatal intensive care unit; neonatal intensive care units)

New Urbanism (New Urbanism; New Urbanist; New Urban)

Newman-Keuls (Newman-Keuls; Neuman-Kuels)

NIMBY 

nm (nm; nanometer; nanometers)

noise reduction coefficient (noise reduction coefficient; NRC)

nominal group consensus 

nominal (nominal; nominal variables; categorical; categorical variables; categorical data)

Non cut-off (Non cut-off; non cut-off)

nonlinear least squares fitting analysis 

nonparametric (nonparametric; non-parametric)

non-random sample (non-random sample; non-randomized sample)

norepinephrine 

normality tests (normality tests; normality test)

Nosocomial 

null-condition test (null-condition test; null-condition testing)

observation (observation; behavioral observations; observational; observations)

occupancy 

occupancy loads (occupancy loads; occupant load)

ocular 

odds ratio (odds ratio; odds ratios)

olf 

one-tailed (one-tailed; one-tail)

one-way ANOVA 

open coding 

open plan 

open-graded pavement 

open-loop system 

operation span task 

operational energy 

operationalized (operationalized; operationalizing)

ordered probit regression analysis 

ordinal data (ordinal data; ordinal-scaled)

ordinal logit models 

orthogonal 

overhead mechanical lift 

ozone 

p.p.m. 

Pa (Pa; Pascal; pascal)

Paired comparisons (Paired comparisons; paired comparison; pairwise comparison; pairwise comparison)

paired sample (paired sample; paired two-sample)

pairwise 

parametric (parametric; parametric techniques)

parasympathetic 

parcel map (parcel map; parcel maps)

parcel (parcel; parcels)

partial correlations 

participant-observer 

Participatory Action Research (Participatory Action Research; PAR)

particulate matter 

partition (partition; partitions)

Parts per million (Parts per million; ppm)

patch 

path analysis 

pathogen (pathogen; pathogens; Pathogen; Pathogens)

PDA (PDA; personal digital assistant)

Pearson product-moment (Pearson product-moment; Pearson's product moment; Pearson's correlation; Pearson's correlations; Pearson r correlations; Pearson's; Pearson; Pearson's product-moment correlations)

pelmet, pelmets 

peri-urban 

permeability 

personalization 

person-years (person-years; person-year)

phenomenological (phenomenological; phenomenology)

photokeratisis 

photopigment (photopigment; photopigments)

photosensitivity 

phototendering 

phthalates 

physiological (physiological; physiologic; physiology)

pictograph (pictograph; pictographs)

pile density 

pile weight 

pilling (pilling; pill)

pilot study 

place attachment 

place identity (place identity; identity of place)

ply twist 

PM-10 (PM-10; PM10)

PM-2.5 (PM-2.5; PM2.5)

Poisson regression (Poisson regression; Poisson regressions)

polarized lighting (polarized lighting; polarized light)

polychotomous regression analysis 

polychotomous (polychotomous; Polychotomous)

polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon; PAH; PAHs)

polypropylene fibers 

pooled 

popliteal height 

population 

positional awareness 

post facto 

post hoc comparisons (post hoc comparisons; post-hoc comparisons; post hoc analysis; multiple comparison tests; post hoc multiple comparisons; Duncan tests; post-hoc analysis)

post hoc (post hoc; post-hoc)

postconsumer fibers 

post-occupancy evaluation (post-occupancy evaluation; POE; post occupancy evaluation)

post-transactional 

ppt 

Prais-Winsten estimates (Prais-Winsten estimates; Yule-Walker estimates)

predicted mean vote (predicted mean vote; PMV)

predicted percent dissatisfied (predicted percent dissatisfied; predicted percentage dissatisfied; PPD)

prevalence 

principal axis factoring (principal axis factoring; principle-axis factoring)

principal components 

principal components analysis 

principal components analysis (principal components analysis; principal component analyses; principal components analyses; principal component analysis; principle-component factor analysis; principal components factor analysis)

principal investigator 

prismatic lens 

privacy index (privacy index; PI)

private zones (private zones; private spaces)

programming 

pronation/supination 

Pronation (Pronation; pronate)

prospect 

prospective study (prospective study; prospective studies)

psychoactive drugs 

psychometric (psychometric; psychometrics; pscyhometrical)

psychophysical scaling 

psycho-physiological 

psychosocial (psychosocial; psychosocially)

psychrometric 

pulmonary 

p-value (p-value; p-values)

PVC (PVC; pvc)

Q-sort (Q-sort; Q-sorting)

quadriplegia 

qualitative (qualitative; qualitative study; qualitative analysis; qualitative data; qualitatively)

quantitative 

quantitative instrument 

quartile (quartile; quartiles; Quartile; Quartiles)

quasi- 

quasi-experimental design (quasi-experimental design; quasi-experimental)

questionnaire (questionnaire; questionnaires)

quota sample (quota sample; quota sampling; quota sampled; quota)

radial 

radial/ulnar 

radius 

radon 

random sample (random sample; randomly selected; random sampling)

random (random; randomly)

raw data 

reach excursion 

recovery limb 

referenced position paper 

refuge 

regression analysis (regression analysis; logistic regression; logistical regression; logistic regressions; logit model; logistic procedures)

regression coefficients (regression coefficients; regression coefficient)

regression (regression; regressions)

relative humidity (relative humidity; RH)

reliability 

reliable data 

Repeated ANOVA (Repeated ANOVA; repeated ANOVA)

repeated measures (repeated measures; repeated measure)

repetitive strain injury (repetitive strain injury; repetitive stress injury; repetitive motion injury)

representative 

residential density 

residuals (residuals; residual analysis)

response rate 

response variance 

resuspension 

review of literature 

rhinitis 

RIBA 

robust (robust; robustness)

Rosenthal effect (Rosenthal effect; Rosenthal effects)

R-value 

sagitally (sagitally; sagital)

salinity 

salutogenic 

sample 

sample selection (sample selection; sampling method; sampling procedure; sampling)

sample size 

sampling error 

saturation 

scale 

Scapular 

Scheffe post hoc (Scheffe post hoc; Scheffe tests; Scheffe test; Scheffe's S Test)

schema 

schematic design 

schizophrenia 

scoliosis 

scree plot criterion (scree plot criterion; scree plot criteria)

seat pan (seat pan; seatpan; seat pans; seatpans)

secondary data 

secondary source (secondary source; secondary sources)

selection bias 

selective coding 

self-report (self-report; self-reported)

semantic differential scale (semantic differential scale; semantic differential scales)

Semi cut-off (Semi cut-off; semi cut-off)

sense of place 

sensitivity analysis (sensitivity analysis; sensitivity analyses)

Shapiro-Wilk W test 

shop-vac (shop-vac; wet/dry vacuum)

sick building syndrome (sick building syndrome; SBS)

side light (side light; sidelights)

sign test 

signage 

simple contrast 

sinusoidal magnetic fields (sinusoidal magnetic fields; sinusoidal magnetic field)

skein (skein; skeins)

smart helpers (smart helpers; smart products)

smart spaces (smart spaces; smart environments)

snowball sample (snowball sample; snowball sampling)

social capital 

social spaces 

sociocultural 

sociodemographic (sociodemographic; sociodemographics)

socioeconomic (socioeconomic; socioeconomic; SES)

Somatic (Somatic; somatization)

sorbent 

sorption 

sound transmission class (sound transmission class; STC)

space planning 

space syntax 

spastic diplegia 

spatial ability 

spatial perception 

Spearman rank correlations (Spearman rank correlations; Spearman's rho; Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient; Spearman's; SCC; Spearman's correlation; Spearman correlation coefficients)

spectral power distribution (spectral power distribution; SPD)

spectrum 

spirometry 

split-system (split-system; split system)

stack effect 

standard deviation (standard deviation; standard deviations)

standard error (standard error; standard errors)

standardized questionnaire 

Statistical Analysis System (Statistical Analysis System; SAS)

statistical test 

stepwise multiple regression (stepwise multiple regression; stepwise regression; step-down regression; stepwise logistic regression)

stratified random sample 

stratified (stratified; stratified sample; stratified sampling)

stroboscope (stroboscope; stroboscopic)

structural characteristics 

Student's t-test (Student's t-test; student's t-tests; student's t-test)

subgroups 

subject (subject; subjects)

summary scale 

sunlight scatter 

Supination (Supination; supine)

support limb loading 

suprasternale 

survey (survey; survey techniques; surveyed)

sustainable 

symbolic meaning 

symmetry (symmetry; symmetrical)

sympathetic