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 intim
The practice of social research
Public> its important to be published
Objective and logical> one of the goals
Empirical and falsifiable> findings becomes observed
The Practice of Social Research
Research is the Generation of new Knowledge.
Research is to examine and solve real problems.
Research should be theoretically developed.
The purpose of Research: Prediction, Explanation, and Control.
Looking for Reality
1. Elements of Research
* A term that expresses an abstract idea formed by generalizing from
particulars and summarizing related observations
* Usually multidimensional
* Not directly measurable
* May be context/domain specif