Introduction to MINET WP3 Think Tank event B: Measuring systems & techniques when Measuring the Impossible

Introduction to MINET WP3 Think Tank event B

MINET Think Tank event B Introduction & Welcome, Portoroz (SLO) 27th September 2007

Leslie Pendrill (leslie.pendrill@sp.se)

10.00 – 10.15 MINET Introduction & Welcome (Berglund, Pendrill)

10.20 – 11.10 Measuring systems & techniques when Measuring the Impossible – Think Tank discussions in plenum (Berglund, Ravaja)

– Background on measuring systems and techniques

– Summary of the workshop

11.15 – 12.00 Introductory educational lecture – Professor Gary Bente: Measurement techniques in Media Psychology

13.05 – 13.45 Minet project presentations (one project of each of the following approaches: I Generic metrology; II Man as Instrument; III Measuring Man). 15 min each answering to the following questions from the perspective of the project

– Background concepts and theory; Object of measurement (what is measured); Technique of measurement (How the object(s) is/are measured)

14.00 – 15.00 Three break-out discussion groups (preferably mixing: I Generic metrology; II Man as Instrument; III Measuring Man)

– Discussion topics:

  • The relationship of constructs and measures
  • The role of operationalization
  • Validity and reliability
  • Generalizability
  • Limits of different techniques
    Can different techniques be combined?
  • Examples of research questions that would benefit from a multimethodological approach

15.05 – 15.45 Synthesis of break-out discussions

15.45 – 17.00 Conclusions & Initiatives (Pendrill, Berglund)

MINET Think Tanks are organised by MINET WP3.

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