Research Ethics, Conceptualization, And Measurement

Research Ethics, Conceptualization, and Measurement

Imagine that you have been hired as a research consultant by a school district to assist with a study on bullying. The first steps in this research process are to conceptualize the concept of bullying, which means that it needs to be defined.

How would you conceptualize bullying?

Next, provide an operational definition, which is/are the steps or operations that will indicate the value of a concept. For bullying, you may want to look at number of times it has occurred in a certain timeframe or maybe you want to look at intensity of bullying.

Lastly, identify which level of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio) will be produced by the operational definition and explain why.

350-450 words excluding references, APA format and a minimum of 3 references