Exercise 2

Indicate which method of observation/data collection you believe is best for operationalizing the concepts in the hypotheses/model we have chosen to evaluate. Explain your choice by discussing (a) the goal and purpose of the research, (b) the unit of analysis and observation, (c) the types of variables and indicators that will likely need to be measured, (d) the issue of change over time, (e) the issue of causality, (f) the resources required and/or available, (g) the ethical issues involved and (h) the advantages of the method you have chosen over other possible methods. Due in one week.