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Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2120
Scott Schau

January 30 2012Conceptualization Operationalization and MeasurementObservation is one of main pillars 9describe objects in relation to their attributes dont usually exist in nature have to make them up Conceptualization process of taking the fuzzy ideascoming to agreement about the meaningprocess of specifying what we mean by a term a clear verbal specification of your variable concept so that others know what it is and can place cognitive borders around it Concept end result of conceptualization an abstract term referring to a group of phenomena That enables us to link separate observations and to make generalizationsie apathy participation liberalism concepts abstract elements representing classes of phenomenabuilding blocks of theories ie love gender health obedience conflict we need to be specific in our definitions for measuring can measure anything thats real actions physical structures constructs can measure const
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