Operationalizing Variables Discussion
Consider the following scenario: A school is attempting to develop a policy manual. It wants to make “aggressive” behavior an expellable offense. It also wants to acknowledge “bad” behavior as a punishable offense that does not rise to the level of “aggressive.”
Write an operational definition for “aggressive” and “bad.” Be sure each definition contains at least three measureable items.
In responding to at least two posts from your peers, comment on how their operationalized definitions are similar or different to those you created. Give at least one example of how, in your opinion, they could have further operationalized their variable definitions for both items.