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O

Objective

Not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.



Observation

The action or process of closely observing or monitoring something or someone.



Overarching

Including, enveloping, encompassing everything.



P

Phenomenon

A fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen.  Plural – phenomena.          


Population

In this context, any grouping of individuals, human or non-human, living organisms or inanimate objects,  that is recognized for the purpose of conducting a statistical study.


Procedure

The sequence of actions or instructions to be followed in solving a problem or accomplishing a task.


Q

Quality

An essential or distinctive characteristic or attribute.


R

Reinforce

Strengthen, bolster



Representative

A typical example or specimen of a group, quality or kind.



Rhetorical

(of a question). Asked in order to produce an effect or to make a statement rather than to elicit information.



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