Operational Definitions - 1. Self-Esteem 2. Civic...

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Operational Definitions 1. When are they necessary? a. Experiments a.i. Independent Variables a.ii. Dependent Variables 2. Variables that are easy to operationalize a. Ratio scales
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3. Variables that are not so easy to operationalize 4. Example: Test anxiety a. Conceptual Definition b. Tool? c. How are we going to use the tool? d. Items or statements that make up the tool
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e. Documentation f. Reliability and validity Other Examples
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Self-Esteem 2. Civic responsibility Steps to creating an operational definition 1. Identify and give a conceptual definition for the construct of interest. 2. Choose a tool to measure it or develop one. 3. Explain exactly how you will use the tool. 4. Create items or statements for the tool. 5. Document exactly what you did. 6. Show proof of reliability and validity....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course BIO 359K taught by Professor Mcclelland during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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