09_13+Conceptualization+and+Measurement+1+-+Ch5

09_13+Conceptualization+and+Measurement+1+-+Ch5 - Sociology...

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1 Sociology SYA4300 Professor Rob White Tuesday (9/13) Conceptualization and Measurement 1 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ I. Conceptualization and Operationalization 2 Example: Does your neighborhood influence your behavior? Lima et al. 2010. “Ef ects of cumulative risk on behavioral and psychological wel -being in first grade: Moderation by neighborhood context” , 71(8): 1447-1454. Hypothesis: Bad neighborhoods promote kids‘ bad behavior. Is this a hypothesis? What are the variables? ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Conceptualization and Operationalization 3 Concept: an agreed upon meaning of the idea under investigation. What is a “neighborhood”? What is “bad behavior”? ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
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2 Conceptualization and Operationalization 4 Dimensions: “ specifiable” aspects of the concept. Neighborhood ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Conceptualization and Operationalization 5 Dimensions: “ specifiable” aspects of the concept. Refinement 1: Neighborhood cohesion Local safety ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Conceptualization and Operationalization 6 Dimensions: “ specifiable” aspects of the concept. Refinement 2: Community involvement w/ kids Social climate ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
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3 Conceptualization and Operationalization 7 Indicators: observable measures of dimensions. (EX: a question, or some “operation” used to
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