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Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson will explain the ideas of measurement, concept, variable, independent variable and dependent variable, reliability and validity

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  • Validity

    Actually measuring the data the you set out to capture.

  • Reliability

    Consistency in the valuation of a variable.

  • Measurement

    The process of determining the value of a variable.

  • Dependent Variable

    The "effect" or the outcome of the change in the independent variable.

  • Independent Variable

    The "cause" driving the change in the dependent variable.

  • Variable

    A characteristic such as age, class, income, education, ect.. that varies throughout the population as a whole.

  • Concept

    A simplified, working representation of the social world; i.e. "class" or "family."