Teaching mass communication research methods at the undergraduate level attains an increased challenge because students at this stage seem to be more focused on skill-based courses in order to work in various media-related professions. Most of them have difficulty in comprehending that learning research methods is beneficial to them as it helps build their analytical and logical thinking. Among various aspects of research methods such as trying to figure out the link between theory and method, a constant struggle for beginners is to understand what is an operational definition and the levels of measurement. The key lies in demystifying research concepts and terms with what these students can relate to so they can develop an appreciation for analytical and logical thinking in their professional and scholarly endeavors.
"Demystifying Operational Definition and Levels of Measurement,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association: Vol. 2020, Article 10.
Available at: https://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2020/iss1/10