ethnic-religious background being defined as religion and visible skin colour differences educational attainment as qualifications class as occupation gender as male or female age in years.
OPERATI ONALI SATI ON
Name 3 things that are operationalised in thesource material?• Ethnic-religious background being defined asreligion and visible skin colour differences• Educational attainment as qualifications• Class as occupation• Gender as male or female• Age in years.
Provide a definition foroperationalisation• Operationalisation is the process of defining aconcept or idea so that it can be measured insociological research. Abstract concepts have tobe translated into a form which enables data tobe gathered about the ideas beinginvestigated.
Pick two things a qualitative researchermay choose to operationaliseA. AgeB. OpinionsC. Number of childrenD. HeightE. AttitudesF. Annual salary
SCRAMBLE• 5 minutes – Find as many studies in anyof your booklets that operationalise aconcept.
Explain how operationalisation canimprove replicability• If multiple researchers agree on the samedefinition for the concept they areinvestigating they can measure it andreplicate their research and agree thatthey have investigated the same concept.
How does operationalisationimprove value freedom?A. Helps some sociologists apply the samedefinitions across different studiesB. Means that the same terms will always be usedby Marxists and FeministsC. Definitions of sociological terms will always bethe same in different languagesD. Unstructured interviews will always follow thesame structure according to set definitions
SCRAMBLE• In your Purple booklet find the name of thequestionnaire used to operationaliseclass.• Fastest correct answer takes the points!
Pick two things a quantitative researchermay choose to operationaliseA. Experiences of crimeB. ThemesC. Hours spent with childrenD. Attitudes towards parentingE. Number of siblingsF. Narratives of unemployment
What questionnaire was used togather data in the source?• CensusBONUS – How often does the Census takeplace?• Every 10 Years
Which of these is NOT used tooperationalise class?A. IncomeB. JobC. Number of childrenD. Employment status
Think of 3 things on the topic ofcrime you could operationalise• Number of crimes• Type of crime• Length of sentence• Victim of crime• Other valid answer!
Come up with 3 ways you couldoperationalise poverty• Earnings (per day/month/year)• Calories available• Measure of social mobility• Earnings in comparison with the average• Socio-economic status of area ofresidence• Other response