Operational Definitions Part II

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Operational Definitions Part II

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What needs an operational definition in the following question:  "Which plant grew taller over the summer?
    • A. 

      Plant

    • B. 

      Grew

    • C. 

      Taller

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 2. 
    Which of the following would be a possible operational definition for "better" in the following question:  "Which brand of dish soap is better?"
    • A. 

      The dish soap that makes the most suds and keeps them the longest

    • B. 

      The dish soap that cuts grease the quickest

    • C. 

      The dish soap that prevents water spots from forming on the dishes

    • D. 

      Any of these could serve as an operational definition.

    • E. 

      None of these could be used as an operational definition for "better".

  • 3. 
    Which word in the following sentence is in greatest need of being operationally defined?  "Homework in the 7th grade at Durham Academy is harder than homework in the DA's 6th grade."
    • A. 

      7th grade

    • B. 

      Homework

    • C. 

      Harder

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    How could you operationally define "harder" in the statement:"Homework in the 7th grade is harder than homework in the 6th grade."
    • A. 

      Homework takes longer to finish.

    • B. 

      There is so much more homework.

    • C. 

      More people have questions about how to complete homework.

    • D. 

      Any of these could be used as an operational definition for "harder".

    • E. 

      None of these help to define "harder" in the above statement.

  • 5. 
    In the following question, does the word healthier need to be operationally defined?Does eating peanut butter help to make children healthier?
    • A. 

      Yes, because we don't know how to measure "healthy".

    • B. 

      NO, because "healthier" is obviously being measured in comparison to the other children.

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