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Operationalization of Concepts

The main advantage to operationalization is specificity. Once operationalization is complete, one should have the capability to determine the evidence toward a hypothesis or not. A disadvantage is the interpretation that is involved. The disadvantage of interpretation is that there can be various arrivals to the conclusions or hypothesis.

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Operationalization of Concepts

• Statement - "The main advantage to Operationalization is specificity. Once Operationalization is complete, one should have the capability to determine the evidence toward a hypothesis or not. A disadvantage is the interpretation that is involved. The disadvantage of interpretation is that there can be various arrivals to the conclusions or hypothesis."

Before we can discuss what is meant by the statement, let's discuss the terms. Hypothesis, operationalization, conclusion - these 3 are part of the stages in scientific inquiry or research. It first begins with a research question then is refined into a main research question that becomes the basis of a hypothesis (a supposition that you will prove or disprove in your study), based on which you decide the method of study you will use and the design of that study (provided you have identified your variables and know the constraints of research). ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in understanding what is meant by the statement (see above) on the topic of operationalization in doing research. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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