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Section Essentials of Statistics for The B...

9th Edition
Frederick J Gravetter + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337098120
Textbook Problem

Explain why honesty is a hypothetical construct instead of a concrete variable. Describe how honesty might be measured and defined using an operational definition.

To determine
Reason why honesty is a hypothetical construct. Also, determine methods to measure honesty using an operational definition.

Explanation

Justification:

Constructs are internal attributes or characteristics that cannot be directly observed but are useful for describing and explaining behaviour.

So, honesty is a hypothetical construct because it cannot be measured quantitatively but just observed whether a person is honest or not.

Using operational definition, we can measure honesty. For example, If we want to test honesty of Joseph, then we can prepare a questionnaire with the help of Joseph’s friends and then give Joseph to solve it. By counting proportion of correct answers, we can measure Joseph’s honesty...

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