3.1 Consider a research topic you are interested in (by now you should be getting a clearer idea of what you want your Research Proposal to be about). As with every discussion question, explain why you reached the conclusions you did and support your position as best you can with logic and evidence. In most of our discussion questions, there is no one clear right or wrong answer, so you must convince everyone with the quality of your position. Let us “see” you think in your post. Find out more information about them by looking up sound sources on the web. Include any links you used at the end of your post so that others may read them for themselves. With that in mind, discuss the following:
(a.) Describe a concept that you would wish to measure using just one indicator. What is the range of “values” it might take on? Will you need to account for the full range of values in your study?
(b.) How would you operationalize this idea? Be very specific. It should be a set of instructions and criteria that could guide actual data collection.
(c.) What are the strengths and weaknesses of this measurement approach for this variable, given the context of your research project?