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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/13/11 GVPT 100 Department of Government and Politics Concepts and Variables: What does a dagger teach us about political science?
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2/13/11 Define Liberalism Fundamentalism Religiosity
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2/13/11 The scientific method 1) Ask questions about empirical facts 1) (what and why questions) 2) Formulate testable hypotheses 3) Gather evidence 1) (Define and operationalize concepts) 4) Conduct a replicable test of the hypothesis (using a variety of methods – often statistical) 5) Draw conclusions and write a report
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2/13/11 Concepts Concept dimension Concept unit (unit of analysis)
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Unformatted text preview: – Ecological fallacy • Concept range 2/13/11 Concept Operationalization • Reliability – Test retest – Alternative form – Split halves (Chronbach’s Alpha) • Validity – Face – Content Construct 2/13/11 Measurement error • Sources – Hawthorn effect – Issues arising because of • Respondents • Interviewer • Data entry personnel • Solution 2/13/11 The art of creative research Measure in an unobtrusive way (so as to eliminate the Hawthorne effect) Corstange (n.d.) and the dagger....
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  • Fall '06
  • Grant-Wisdom
  • data entry, department of government, Master subtitle style, Concept dimension Concept, Liberalism Fundamentalism Religiosity

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