Research Assignment: Conceptualization & Operationalization Research topic: What is the effect of personal technology on today’s youth? How would you define your Independent Variable from We

Research Assignment: Conceptualization & Operationalization 

Research topic: What is the effect of personal technology on today’s youth? 

How would you define your Independent Variable from Week 3? Write a brief definition. Why have you chosen this measure? Based on this conceptualization, name and describe a specific method of measurement (data collection) that would be valid for a study of your Independent Variable (as you define it). Cite a research article that has also used this method of measurement.

How would you define your Dependent Variable from Week 3? Write a brief definition. Why have you chosen this measure? Based on this conceptualization, name and describe a specific method of measurement (data collection) that would be valid for a study of your Dependent Variable (as you define it). Cite a research article that has also used this method of measurement.

IMPORTANT:

**Be specific! DO NOT just say “I am using a survey” or “I am doing an interview” – what is the SPECIFIC TITLE of the survey or measurement you are using to operationally define your variables (how are you collecting data on each variable)?! If you are confused, please review the sample papers and book, or email me! You will lose points on this assignment if you do not state the title of the survey or measurement you are using to collect your data for each variable. 

*Your response must mirror the format on the example below:*

EXAMPLE:

Research Question: How does lack of sleep affect our mental state?

Hypothesis: I hypothesize that lack of sleep can cause a decline in one’s mental state.  

(Independent Variable) Amount of sleep: Amount of sleep will be defined by time spent sleeping (1-3 hrs, 4-7 hrs, 8+ hrs). Amount of sleep will be measured by “The Insomnia Severity Index (ISI).” The ISI is… Additionally, participants will self report the amount of hours they believe they sleep at night… I have chosen this measure because…

{RESEARCH ARTICLE}

(Dependent Variable) Mental health status: Mental health status will be defined by severity of mental health symptoms (mild symptoms, medium symptoms, severe symptoms). Current mental health status will be measured by “The Mental Status Examination (MSE).” The MSE is… I have chosen this measure because…

{RESEARCH ARTICLE}

DUE 6/27 

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