Operational Definitions Worksheet

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Operational definitions provide researchers with guidelines that indicate how to measure a process, activity, or thing. Psychology students are asked to develop operational definitions for the 15 scenerios presented on this worksheet.

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Instructional Ideas

  • After individuals complete the worksheet, have them share with a partner or in groups and compare results
  • The worksheet could also be used as an assessment

  • The activity requires participants to apply knowledge to life situations
  • The controversial nature of some of the prompts are sure to engage learners

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