Concepts and Operationalization
This is the third component of the research project for this course. In this section of the research project, you need to outline the main concepts/variables used in your survey to answer your research question. Please specify your dependent and independent variables and how they will be operationalized (You do not have to write the survey questions yet, just think about which questions you could use to operationalize your main concepts). This part of the research project should be up to 3 pages (double-spaced) in length.
Specifically, you need to answer the following questions:
- What is the dependent variable of your analysis, and how is it operationalized? Please indicate if this variable is nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio.
- What are the independent (explanatory) variables, and how are they operationalized? (You might have one main explanatory variable or many explanatory variables). Please indicate if these variables are nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio.
- Identify the control variables (i.e., other variables that might affect the behavior of the dependent variable) and their operationalization. Generally, these variables are associated with alternative explanations of the effect you study and control for these “other” effects. Please indicate if each of these variables is nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio.
Ensure that you address all relevant concepts/variables you need to consider to answer your research question.
Rubric (See next page)
Concepts & Operationalization
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|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIndependent Variables||
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|Total Points: 4|