Flashcards in INRS 7311 Learning Unit 3 : The Literature Review , Conceptualisation and Operationalisation Theme 2 : Conceptualisation and Operationalisation Deck (3):
Define , distinguish between and provide examples of concepts and constructs 5 marks .
*Concepts : An abstract , intangible object that forms the basis of theories . Can be events , objects , relationships or processes .
*Constructs : The link that exists between concepts . The specific meaning arising from that link is a construct .
*So then concepts are the "building blocks" of constructs .
*eg : "power" is the construct , built of concepts like , fame , money , job , car driven etc .
Define conceptualisation 3 marks .
*Refinement and specification of abstract concepts to create a specific meaning for the purpose of a research project . Key words get their meaning when used contextually in the research