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Chapter 8 Measurement of Variables
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Chapter Objectives Operationally define (or operationalize) concepts Explain the characteristics and power of the four types of measurement scale — nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio
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Measurement of Variables
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How Variables are Measured Objective data E.g. weight, absenteeism, temperature Use appropriate measuring instruments Subjective data E.g. feelings, attitudes, perceptions Operationalise the concept
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Operational Definition Is a statement of the specific dimensions and elements through which a concept will become measurable . Refers to the process of defining an abstract concept in such a manner that it can be measured.
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Dimensions (D) and Elements (E) of the Concept (C) ‘Achievement Motivation’
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Examples of Questions to Tap the Level of Achievement Motivation 1. To what extent would you say you push yourself to get the job done on time? 2.
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