System for grouping and categorizing organisms, objects, concepts, relationships, behavior, etc. Often used to construct conceptual frameworks characterized by hierarchical ordering of constituent elements. May also refer to products (e.g., lists, diagrams) that result from this process. Prior to 2012, the Descriptor "Classification" may have been used to index this concept.
Category: Research and Theory
Related TermsCognitive Processes
Added to ERIC: 3/5/1980