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work–rest cycle

any fixed or recurring sequence in which time spent performing tasks is interspersed with rest breaks. Researchers have used scientific management in attempts to determine empirically the ideal work–rest cycle for the optimal performance of tasks.

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survival analysis

survival analysis

a family of statistical methods used to model a variety of time-related outcomes. The simplest application of survival analysis involves estimating the amount of time until the occurrence of an event (e.g., death, illness, graduation, marriage) for a group of individuals, but the technique also may be applied to compare durations for two or more groups and to build multivariate models that explain variation in duration. Also called event history analysis.