Psychology: What does operationalising mean?Watch
How can prove that white people are just as intelligent as black people.
How are we going to measure intelligence, using IQ tests or general knowledge quizes?
How are we going to get a good sample.
say you want to test how good a goalkeeper is, you operationalise the experiment by counting how many times they make a save.
twinkles' example is pretty good.
it is often an advantage of experiments if they are able to operationalise an abstract concept like feelings, attitudes, opinions etc.
It also helps with replicability. If another researcher reads your journal article and wants to test whether your results were obtained validly and reliably, they could implement the exact same methods rather than designing a whole new experiment with different measures and manipulations of the same variables.
To put it simply, it means: Define your variables.
Test: - How does sleep deprivation affect a participant's reflexes.
IV: - Define how long the participant has been deprived of sleep. E.g: 7 hours.
DV: - Define how you'd measure the participant's reflexes. E.g: How well they did on a reflexes test. And so on. ^_^ Hope this helps anyone in the future xD
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