Hypotheses notes

Hypotheses notes - Hypothesis Notes When we notice that two...

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Unformatted text preview: Hypothesis Notes When we notice that two variables are related in some systematic way (example studying and test performance) we attempt to explain how and why there is a relationship between the variables Theory A theory is a set of propositions that attempt to specify how and why the interrelationships among variables exist Theories are valid only to the extent that they are supported by empirical findings those that are not supported by data are replaced by other theories Theory vs. model Theory Q: How do we construct a theory? A: Theories come about in a variety of ways including but not limited to: Immersion in the existing research literature Explanation of observed patterns in collected data Developed from case studies or everyday observation Unsought theoretical insight (chance discovery) Theory Hypothesis Essentially, theories attempt to explain how and why concepts are related. In order to test a theory, we need a more precise (and testable) statement Hypotheses A hypothesis is a specific proposition that logically follows from a theory that is testable Hypotheses can be thought of as if a, then b statements...
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