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Q

Quadrat
1) A delimited area for sampling flora or fauna; standard size varies depending on the organism or community studied; usually consists of a frame of defined, standardized size. ,b>2) A sampling frame (adapted from Lincoln et al., 1998).

Qualitative
Descriptive; non-numerical (from Lincoln, Boxshall & Clark, 1982) (cf. 'quantitative').

Quantitative
Numerical; based on counts, measurements, ratios or other values (from Lincoln, Boxshall & Clark 1982) (cf. 'qualitative', 'semi-quantitative').

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