The Practice of Social Research exam review 4

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Conceptualization is the refinement and specification of abstract concepts. Operationalization is the development of specific research procedures that will result in empirical observations representing those concepts in the real world. Those two are intimately linked. Criteria of Measurement Quality Reliability is a matter of whether a particular technique, applied repeatedly to the same object, yields the same result each time. (the quality of measurement method that suggests the same data would have been collected each time in repeated observations of the same phenomenon)—not ensure accuracy Cross-checking the reliability: Test-Retest Method: To make the same measurement more than once. Split-Half Method: Multiple sets of randomly assigned variables should produce the same classifications. (make more than one measurement of any subtle or complex social concept) Using Established Measures Validity refers to the extent to which an empirical measure adequately reflects the real meaning of the concept under consideration Ex: IQ is a more valid measure intelligence than the number of hours u spend in lib (A term describing a measure that accurately reflecredicts the concept it is intended to measure.) Face Validity – the quality of an indicator that makes it a reasonable measure of some variable. Criterion-Related Validity
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