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ERIC Number: ED107596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 22
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Field Test of the Operationalization of Fuzzy Concepts with Small Children.
Priscantelli, Karen J.
The purpose of this field test was to see if young children are capable of producing operationalizations using the "Operationalization of Fuzzy Concepts" procedure. The fuzzy concept used was "having fun in school," and the procedure was conducted with four children aged 7-8. The procedure involved the following five steps: (a) the child was asked to describe a school situation in which s/he was having fun: (b) the child was asked to describe a school situation in which s/he was not having fun; (c) the child was presented with a list compiled by an adult and a child who had been through the first hypothetical situation, and was asked if the items on the list were part of "having fun in school;" (d) the child was asked to review the situation in (a) and revise the list; and (e) the child was asked to review the situation in (b) and revise the list. Validation procedures indicated that the children could operationalize. (The document includes the list used in (c), a list of behaviors which might have indicated trouble operationalizing, an example of responses, and a matrix for organizing and facilitating analysis.) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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