Measure a Concept

Submitted by Susan Archambault on June 9th, 2015
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Short Description: 

Students pick a topic related to Communication Studies (or another social science discipline) and then define the topic operationally by finding a way to measure it. They test out their instrument on a partner.

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Additional Instructor Resources (e.g. in-class activities, worksheets, scaffolding applications, supplemental modules, further readings, etc.): 

SDSU Test Finder for Books

SDSU Test Finder for Journal Articles

Learning Outcomes: 
  • To prepare the student to assess the appropriateness of various research methods in response to questions asked by communication researchers
  • To build general knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and objectives

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Suggested Citation: 
Archambault, Susan. "Measure a Concept." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2015.