Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement

In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

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Edited by: Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan Bryman & Tim Futing Liao Published: 2004
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Research begins with a “problem” or topic. Thinking about the problem results in identifying concepts that capture the phenomenon being studied. Concepts, or CONSTRUCTS, are ideas that represent the phenomenon. Conceptualization is the process whereby ...

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