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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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His decision was consistent with the existing frame of reference that saw the abandoning of Arab claims as a risk-free situation.
Though most often framed within disciplinary contexts, the nature of qualitative inquiry spills over these boundaries when studying the meanings generated as a result of social interactions (symbolic interactionism); or elaborating descriptions of essential qualities of lived experiences (phenomenological description); or interpreting the multiple natures of worlds brought forth by human actors (constructivist hermeneutics); or uncovering the relations of power within a frame of reference (critical studies).
Without a frame of reference, investigators may find themselves becoming overwhelmed by these often-complicated investigations.
It is essential that effective leadership establish, with concrete, but flexible and reachable objectives in mind, a new frame of reference, a new and constantly renewing vision of our world and its possibilities.
Soudakov's variety of national dances brings the first frame of reference to Toronto's mixed ethnic student population which inevitably leads them to another folk form--American jazz, the universal language of youth.
Thus, the motion may appear faster than light to the distant observer, even though nothing moves that fast in the object's own frame of reference.
All of a sudden, without any written memorandum, notice or policy change or rule-making procedure, the frame of reference shifted from customary house placement to maximized tree and topography preservation, without regard to the as-of-right provisions of 107-312 and 321.
Is this the pedestrian frame of reference in which yet another Muslim village explodes in flames?
While a longitudinal frame of reference is paramount, so too are guiding principles to ensure that interventions are planned to enable and ntegrate rather than handicap and segregate people with disabilities.
It takes IASs into account and provides a frame of reference for the increasing number of Japanese companies that prepare Japanese GAAP financial statements in English for overseas readers.
With some 200 peer-reviewed articles published by users of Elekta's advanced technology for IGRT, radiation oncology professionals show an unshakeable confidence in Elekta Synergy and its ability to both image and treat patients in the same frame of reference, at the time of treatment.
Most people's frame of reference with the NFL in Los Angeles is Al Davis, whose motto may as well have been Just Litigate, Baby, or Georgia Frontiere, who may as well have written therun-your-team-into-the-ground-so-no-one-will-care-when-you-move-it script for the movie ``Major League.