wk4-measurement

# wk4-measurement - GpAssignment4 FINALPROPOSAL...

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1 Group Assignment 2 CONCEPTUALIZATION Specific research questions On Relationships Between Variables IVs & DVs Group Assignment 1 RESEARCH QUESTION (target population & a problem/issue) Gp Assignment 4 FINAL PROPOSAL Discussion on study limitation & implications for policy/practice .. Gp Assignment 3 RESEARCH DESIGN (iv) ANALYSIS PLAN Gp Assignment 3 RESEARCH DESIGN (iii) DATA COLLECTION RESEARCH DESIGN: (ii) Operationalization & Measurement Of variables (IVs, DVs) Group Assignment 2 LITERATURE REVIEW Provide conceptual map Theory (explanatory) No theory (exploratory) Gp Assignment 3 RESEARCH DESIGN: (i) Sampling

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3 Operationalization & Measurement LEVEL OF MEASUREMENT: LEVEL OF MEASUREMENT: Nominal scales Nominal scales - qualitative or categorical variables Sex, marital status, living arrangements Ordinal scales Ordinal scales  – rank ordered Life satisfaction, stress levels Interval scales Interval scales  - equal differences betweens scale values have equal meaning  age: the difference between scale values of 56 and 59 represents the same  quantity as the difference on the same scale of the values of 114 and 117 –  the difference of 3 units.

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4 Ratio scales Ratio scales  – the scales are intervals, have a genuine zero point on the scale.  Scale of inches to measure length Scale of seconds to measure time duration Dollars – monetary scales
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7 Young women and eating disorder  1) Descriptive study (no IV or DV distinction) Understand the socio-demographic profile of a sample of young women who had eating disorder; compare eating disorder group and non eating disorder group in terms of self-esteem and other characteristics. 2) Exploratory study (no theory, inductive) Explore relationship between self-esteem (IV), parental style (IV) and eating disorder (DV) among a sample of young women 3) Explanatory study (theory-based, deductive) PMS theory: Perfectionist Mother Syndrome Try to establish the link between perfectionist mom (IV), self-esteem (IV) and eating disorder.

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8 Adequacy of Discharge Plan, Evaluating Medicare system (Exploratory study, Inductive method) Independent Variables Patient Factors Age, Sex Marital Status Living Arrangement Mental Condition
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