Observation vs Operationalism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between observation and operationalism

is that observation is the act of observing, and the fact of being observed while operationalism is (sciences) a philosophy that attempts to define all scientific concepts in terms of specified operations or procedures of observation and measurement.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

observation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of observing, and the fact of being observed.
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  • The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.
  • A remark or comment.
  • * Shakespeare
  • That's a foolish observation .
  • * Alexander Pope
  • To observations which ourselves we make / We grow more partial for the observer's sake.
  • A judgement based on observing.
  • Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • We are to procure dispensation or leave to omit the observation of it in such circumstances.

    Derived terms

    * observation car

    operationalism

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia operationalism)
  • (sciences) A philosophy that attempts to define all scientific concepts in terms of specified operations or procedures of observation and measurement