Glossary R

Representativeness refers to the extent to which a sample adequately reflects the characteristics of the population from which it is drawn.

Repression refers to the blocking of unacceptable impulses from consciousness.

Reproductive readiness refers to pubertal development resulting in full growth of genitalia and onset of fertility

Research is generally referred to as a systematic way of finding answers to questions.

research design is the plan of experimentation used to test a Hypothesis.

Research Designs refer to the strategies used to examine questions of interest.

Residential care refers to the provision of room, board and personal care . It can be broadly defined as the provision of 24-hour supervision of individuals who, because of impairments or old age, need assistance with the activities of daily living.

Residual phase refers to a period in the course of schizophrenia, following the active phase, in which there are continuing indications of disturbance, evidenced by the same kinds of behaviors that characterize the prodromal phase.Residual phase is also called Residual type, the “filler” category  in the disease formulation of schizophrenia; characterized by improvement to the extent that schizophrenic features can no longer be ascertained. The Residual phase follows the Active phase in the disease process.

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