09_20+Indexes+1+-+Ch6

09_20+Indexes+1+-+Ch6 - 1 Sociology SYA4300 Professor Rob...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Sociology SYA4300 Professor Rob White Tuesday (9/20) Indexes 1 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Introduction to Indexes 2 How should we measure happiness? We could just ask: How happy are you? 1 2 3 4 5 I am Unhappy Neither happy Pretty Happy miserable nor unhappy Happy I am never Occasional y Many days Most Days Al the time happy Happy Im happy Im happy Im Happy ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Introduction to Indexes 3 The different dimensions of happiness. Happiness Refinement #1 Content with self In love ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 2 Introduction to Indexes 4 The different dimensions of happiness. Happiness Refinement #2 Content with self Love Job satisfaction ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Introduction to Indexes 5 We could instead ask multiple questions to measure the different dimensions of happiness. 1. How happy are you with your self? 2. How happy are you with your current job? 3. How happy are you in your love life? ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Indexes 6 Indexes help improve measurement of otherwise fuzzy concepts. Examples: 1. Happiness: Unhappy/Happy 2. Socio-economic status: high/low 3. Political opinion: liberal/conservative 4. Prejudice: sexist/not 5. Opinions about social issues: support/oppose ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 3 Indexes 7 Defined: a weighted average, typically taking the form: The (w1wp) are the weights to be determined from data....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course SYA 4300 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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