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Date Created: 09/20/16
Chapter 5: Scientific Method 1. Identify research question 2. Collect background information 3. Use background information to develop hypothesis 4. Test hypothesis with an experiment 5. Observe & collect data 6. Make a conclusion Quantitative Research Process 1. Choose topic 2. Review literature 3. Develop a theory to explain observations 4. Develop a hypothesis (if…then.) 5. Test hypothesis using appropriate methodology 6. Analyze & interpret data 7. Relate findings back to starting theory & larger literature 8. Communicate findings 9. Rinse & repeat Hypotheses What will happen? (not why) Use the general implication form If theory X is true, then DV will change in response to differences in the IV Technically should be nondirectional For every experimental hypothesis, there is a null (no change/difference) hypothesis Experimental Hypothesis (H1): Predicts change/difference/association We find change so we can assume H1 is true? o No because one study doesn’t allow us to test all possible explanations for the change o And because we were testing the null Null hypothesis (H0): Predicts no change o We can find change, allowing us to rule out the H0, but that doesn’t automatically prove H1 *Now we can rule out the null hypothesis but we can’t prove the experimental hypothesis*
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