Research & Summaries Question
Learning Goal: I’m working on a research & summaries multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Operationalization is the process by which researchers conducting quantitative research spell out precisely how a concept will be measured. It involves identifying the specific research procedures we will use to gather data about our concepts.
Hint: It is possible that for some of the concepts, the variable is the same as the concept. See the example I provided for the concept “Favorite Food” below.
See these examples of operationalization of concepts I have provided for you. Your instructions are on the next page.
|1. Favorite Food||Favorite Food||“What is your favorite food?”|
|2. Binge Drinking||Frequency of Heavy Drinking||“How often within the past two weeks did you consume five or more drinks containing alcohol in a row?”|
|3. Self-Compassion||Level of Self-Compassion||For each item below, indicate how often you behave in the stated manner, using the following 1-5 scale: 1 is “almost never” and 5 is “almost always”
1. I’m disapproving and judgmental about my own flaws
2. I try to be loving towards myself when I’m feeling emotional pain
3. When something upsets me, I try to keep my emotions in balance
|4. Height||Height||Researcher will measure participants’ height in feet and inches using a measuring tape|
Instructions: Operationalize the following concepts by identifying the variables and indicators used to measure them.
|1. Marital Status|
|4. Body Weight|