Detailed description of how a concept or variable will be measured and how values will be assigned.
A way of showing something which can’t be seen or measured, like social class, by something that can be measured, like the amount of money you make or how many years you have gone to school. This kind of definition explains an idea by telling how the idea is measured.
definition of a concept such that someone else will measure it in the same way.
A definition embodying criteria that are used to identify and classify individual members of a set, or a concept, to facilitate classification and counting.
An explanation of an abstract concept in terms of observable features that are specific enough to measure the variable.
"...Puts communicable meaning into a concept." "An operational definition is one that reasonable men can agree on." (Dr. Deming) example: customer and supplier agree to a defined method by which an item or group of items can be determined to meet requirements or not.
The concrete and specific definition of something in terms of the operations by which observations are to be categorized (Babbie, 2001)
a clear and unambiguous statement about what is to be observed or measured
a clear meaning of a concept that can be easily communicated and understood by others
a concept to guide what properties will be measured and how they will be measured
a connotative definition in which the definiens specifies an experimental procedure or operation that provides a criterion for the application of a term
a definition based on the observable characteristics of that which is being defined" (p
a definition that defines the exact manner in which a variable is measured
a description of the way researchers will observe and measure a variable
a procedure agreed upon for translation of a concept into measurement of somekind
a set of interrelated concepts and principles that explain a phenomenon
A definition that is clear and specific such that it can be replicated by another researcher
The specific way in which a concept or variable has been measured in a study.
a definition through description of actions. In debate a definition through the provisions of the Aff. plan.
The specific procedures for manipulating or measuring a conceptual variable.
A description in quantifiable terms of what to measure and the steps to follow to consistently measure it.
A definition of a term or object achieved by stating the operations or procedures employed to distinguish it from others.
The concrete measurement of a concept (Grimm, 1993); key performance indicator is the operational definition of an objective/strategic direction.
the definition of behaviors or qualities in terms of the procedures used to measure them. (38)
An exact description of how to derive a value for a characteristic you are measuring. It includes a precise definition of the characteristic and how, specifically data collectors, should measure characteristics. Used to remove ambiguity and ensure all data collectors have the same understanding. Reduces chances of disparate results between collectors after Measurement System Analysis.
An operational definition is a description of something—such as a variable, term, or object—in terms of the specific process or set of validation tests used to determine its presence and quantity. Properties described in this manner must be publicly accessible so that persons other than the definer can independently measure or test for them at will. An operational definition is generally designed to model a conceptual definition.