Measurement - Measurement Outline for Measurement What is...

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Outline for Measurement What is Measurement? Operationalization Internal Validity Construct Validity Transitional Criterion-related Nomological Networks
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What is Measurement? Measurement is the process of observing and recording the observations that are collected as part of a research effort - Trochim The assumption that social and health phenomena can be accurately and wholly represented by quantitative or mathematical properties. Assignment of numbers to represent social and physical reality – Norman Campbell, physicist.
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Classification The basic element of measurement Categories of a measure must be mutually exclusive and similar (all men) within and different (men and women) between categories Mathematical principles require certain assumptions about the levels or properties of measurement
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Operational Definitions Propositions consisting of theoretical concepts are not directly testable. Operational definitions spell out the procedures used in measurement. Concepts often have more than one operational definition.
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Operational Definitions ( Blalock 1960 ) Operational definitions are a set of instructions/
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