Defining Concepts

Defining concepts

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Unformatted text preview: April 16, 2009 Defining Concepts • Conceptual Definition: - A w orkin g d efinitio n of w h a t t h e cmn c e pftor p u r p o s e s of o eans i nv e s tig a tio n (oft e n b a s e d o n t h e t h e o ry b ein g s t u di e d) o Ex a m pl e: w h a t is “fairn e s s ”? We mi g h t s a y t o b e “fair” is t o b e : jus t, e q uit a bl e, im p a r ti al, u n pr eju dic e d, u n bi a s e d, o bj e c tiv e, e t c. • Operational Definition: - How e x a c tly t h e c o n c e p t will b e m easured a s t u d y in Me a s ur e m e n t (O p e r a tio n al) • Types of Measures: - Phy siolo gic al Me a s ur e s o H e a r t r a t e , bloo d pr e s s ur e, br ai...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course COMM COMM88 taught by Professor Dorothymullin during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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