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Definition of Unit of Observation

(noun) What is described by research data.

Example of Unit of Observation

  • The entire country is the unit of observation for the United States census that happens every ten years (decennially).

Unit of Observation Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈjunət əv ˌɑbzərˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
      • /ˈjunət ə ˌɑbzərˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
    • British English
      • /ˈjuːnɪt ɒv ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃn/
      • /ˈjuːnɪt əv ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃn/
      • /ˈjuːnɪt ə ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃn/
  • Syllabification: (u·nit of ob·ser·va·tion)

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Cite the Definition of Unit of Observation

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “unit of observation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/unit-of-observation/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

unit of observation. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/unit-of-observation/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “unit of observation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/unit-of-observation/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“unit of observation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/unit-of-observation/>.