Graziano and Raulin (8th ed)Graziano & Raulin
Research Methods (8th edition)

Glossary Items Starting with "Q"

qualitative research
A research approach that seeks to understand psychological operations by observing the broad, interconnected pattern of variables rather than the strength of the statistical relationship of variables.

quasi-experiment
A study that is not quite a true experiment.

quasi-experimental design
Research designs that approximate experimental designs, providing experiment-like controls to minimize threats to internal validity. 

questionnaire
A psychological instrument that lists questions to be asked of participants.