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the checking of raw materials, components and finished products to ensure that they meet specified performance standards. In principle all materials, components and products could be tested but in practice firms will usually only test a sample of such items. See QUALITY CONTROL. See also ADVERTISING EFFECTIVENESS TEST, NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, TEST MARKETING.
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Some would attempt reality testing (163) with the lawyer as to the adequacy of settlement, and in relation to his awareness of court and tribunal decisions in similar cases.
Twenty-seven chapters comprise the book and include understanding diagnosis, history taking, trial interventions and feedback, reality testing and reasoning, and priorities and treatment episodes.
To qualify for the new diagnosis, patients would need to have relatively intact reality testing but exhibit delusions/ delusional ideas, or hallucinations, or disorganized speech at least once a week for the past month.
Reality testing with all stakeholders at once is said to, not only aid discussion and comprehension, but also save endless time and effort when time pressures are enormous and finances are in short supply.
The report notes: "HMIC reality testing found call handlers and neighbourhood teams are not trained in the most up-to-date options available to help them identify, record and then deal with ASB.
In the final phase, journalists and participants engage in reality testing as they refine and renegotiate agreements to determine if their ideas would work.
This is a minor setback, the Needham analyst says, because Forest got some useful reality testing at an early—and less expensive—stage of clinical trials.
The corporate university, and education in general, seduces students, researchers, faculty from their traditional role of critical research and reality testing.
For example, his treatment of Kant misses the central point of disinterestedness (making Kant's views into a version of his own); he greatly overextends the idea of "non-controversial relativism" (as if it makes all forms of relativism uncontroversial--most importantly, of course, his own); he transforms Gerrig's ideas about the assumption of truth into a lack of reality testing specific to literature (though Gerrig's point is general), and so on.
Reality testing occupies the territory of the lost object, which, as a rule, is not identical with the transitional object.
The solutions are achieved by guiding disputants through a series of steps intended to assist them in identifying individual interests, zeroing in on specific areas of conflict, brainstorming options, reality testing solutions, then selecting the most satisfactory, and planning for implementation of the chosen solution(s).