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Hypotheses and Variables Formulating the Research Problem  Once you have identified your  research topic  you have to narrow it to your more  specific  problem  that you wish to study. It should express a  relationship It is phrased in the form of a  question It should imply possibilities of  empirical testing It should be  specific  enough  What is the relationship between  two or more  variables? How does  variable 1  impact  variable 2 Formulating the Hypotheses  The  hypotheses  follow from the research  question What do you think will  happen ? How will variable 1  impact  variable 2? Needs to be based on  previous research  Must be capable of being  confirmed  or  refuted Should always have  2  or more hypotheses If you have more than  2  variables, you will have more than  2  hypotheses Primary Two Hypotheses  Null Hypothesis
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o States that there is not a relationship between the variables Alternative Hypothesis (or Hypotheses) o States that there is a significant relationship between the variables (or that 
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