Single observation

5 points.

Due on April 5.

For one of the observations (or “cases”) you will use in the term paper, explain how you observe the independent and dependent variable. The case study must include a specific description of the variables and an explanation of how you operationalize them.

Your case study should discuss the direction of cause and effect and the way in which you account for lurking variables. Come talk with me if you aren’t sure how to do this.

Minimum 3 pages, and at least 4 references on the content of the case (that is, at least 4 different sources that provide specific information that you used for evidence about the case; these do not need to be scholarly articles).

Here is my suggestion about how to write this assignment:

  • Introduction of case study (about 1 paragraph)
  • Measurement of at least one independent variable in that case study (about 1-3 paragraphs)
  • Measurement of the dependent variable in that case study (about 1-3 paragraphs)