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frame of reference

Etymology: AS, framian, to help; L, referre, to carry back
the personal guidelines of an individual, taken as a whole. An individual frame of reference reflects the person's social status, cultural norms, and concepts.

frame of reference

in occupational therapy, the framework assisting the occupational therapy practitioner identify problems, evaluate, develop intervention, and measure outcomes.
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In Experiment 2, we analyzed whether 6- to 10-year-old children and adults are able to solve the task exclusively on the basis of an allocentric frame of reference intrinsic to the model, i.
The life roles perspective can be used with a variety of clients in career counseling to move from a narrow focus on occupation to an integrated life story frame of reference.
A framer since 1993, Vandeberg and his wife, Christine, have owned Frame of Reference since 1998.
Negative publicity about the agency, unrelated to the case, may influence how stakeholders develop their frame of reference.
The text is mainly concerned with examining Washington's perceptions, attitudes, policies, and most importantly exploring the effects of the Israeli centered frame of reference on the Palestinian Arabs.
The study revealed many insights into the creative thought processes of children that can help staff take a different frame of reference when working with campers.
But the ability to read an insurance policy with an educated frame of reference means I might be able to save money for a building or find ways to enhance the coverage.
Lacking a systems perspective, physicians tend to adopt a personalized, anecdotal, and short-term frame of reference.
Whereas phenomenological description aims at a faithful description of the lived experience and is accomplished by a bracketing of the researcher's frame of reference, constructivist hermeneutics acknowledges the embedded nature of the researcher's frame as the beginning point in the process of coming to understand and interpret the phenonema under study.
Thus, they create a frame of reference to music and movement before the more disciplined work of ballet training begins.
It is proposed that the individual in this stage views the world from a White frame of reference and does not accept Blacks as a valuable reference group.
Instead, it encourages users to compare with, or "think of", the new product in terms of a frame of reference with which they might already be familiar.