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Unformatted text preview: Hawthorne effect- measures subject’s response to being studied/ evaluated (test anxiety) Individual- level unit of analysis-concept describing phenomena at its lowest level interval- level variable- orders most exact by ordinal with numbers nominal-level variable- just names of groups you prefer etc operational definition- describes the instrument to be used in measuring the concept, putting the concept into operation ordinal-level variable- like abortion: pro, neutral, against, each less for it than the one before it random measurement error reliability- extent to which it is a consistent measure of a concept, measured by split-half method-systematic measurement error test-retest method- testing over and over on the same group to see if results stay the same unit of analysis- entity to which a concept applies variable- records measurement of the concept...
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- Spring '08
- conceptual question- question, concrete question- question, operation ordinal-level variable, ecological fallacy- inferences