quasi-random

quasi-random

Referring to a method of allocating people to a trial that is not strictly random.

Examples, quasi-random methods
Allocation by date of birth, day of the week, month of the year, by medical record number, or simply allocation of every other person.
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5 seconds later three comparison stimuli appeared in a quasi-random positional order of presentation along the bottom.
Blu-ray discs contain a higher density of data than DVDs or CDs, and it is this quasi-random pattern, perfected by engineers over decades for data storage, that, when transferred to the surface of solar cells, provides the right texture to improve the cells' light absorption and performance.
However, when applications are audited-a quasi-random occurrence whereby applications are assessed by a separate team of government agents who have access to more detailed and relevant information-the biases all but disappear, according to the study, which is published in the American Sociological Review.
Among the topics are existence results for finite field polynomials with specified properties, the classification of perfect nonlinear and almost perfect nonlinear monomial functions, finite fields and quasi-random points, some algebraic and arithmetic aspects of iterations of rational functions, and new results and applications of additive combinatorics over finite fields.
Kelly Shue, University of Chicago, and Richard Townsend, Dartmouth College, "Swinging for the Fences: Executive Reactions to Quasi-Random Option Grants"
Those in the serial group practiced blocks of 5 repetitions of each skill with the sequence repeated in the same order three times, while participants in the randomized-blocks group practiced blocks of 5 repetitions of each skill arranged in a quasi-random order.
Instead of using traditional Monte Carlo (MC) method, we are using quasi-random sampling to generate parameter samples, which are created using the GoSUM software (Aimdyn, 2010).
Quasi-random selection--random sample selection within low, medium and high concentration ranges--could be used to diversify the range of ISR samples to be selected, although the procedure is more complex than purely random selection.
Digital implementations of Mackay's method of dot placement, such as Lavin's (1986) quasi-random dot placement algorithm, create a set of non-overlapping dots that appear placed in a random manner.
quasi-random sampling based on Halton sequences outperforms methods based on regular sampling or on random sampling.
The idea is to use unconventional spaces that are quasi-random in their location.
The implications are that, at least for the early phases of innovation, quality and efficiency of care will depend upon a quasi-random distribution of prestigious providers.