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SOCU 301Social Research DesignExercise 4.1NAME : Jessica McNamaraIndexes and scalesBabbie (p. 166) gives examples of how an index and a scale can be used to measure a person’slevel of political activism. In this exercise, you’ll use those illustrations as models to developyour own index and scale that measure a person’s level of risk-taking.A. Index constructionAt the top of page 166, Babbie’s index of political activism has six boxes. Each box contains oneindicator of political activism. All six indicators represent similar degrees of political activism.Now create your own index of risk-taking that similarly has six boxes, each with one indicator ofrisk-taking. All six indicators must represent similar degrees of risk-taking. List your sixindicators here:1.Passing off somebody else’s work as your own (i.e. Plagiarizing).2.Pirating a Movie.3.Forging somebody’s signature.

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Academic degree, Shoplifting, Jessica McNamara

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