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Unformatted text preview: Last stage in the process of defining a concept: 1. Begin with an abstract concept 2. Attempt to define concept in a meaningful way 3. Decide in specific terms how concept is to be measure 4. “Attain a definition that is sensible, close to our meaning of the concept, and exact in what it tells us about how to go about measuring the concept” Familiarize yourself with operational definitions used by researchers, which will help to better interpret and generalize research results...
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- Fall '09
- Systematic Observation, operational definition, empirical observations, abstract concept