Empirical Research Design

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Empirical Research Design General Statement of Research Question : The general research question is usually stated in terms of broad concerns or interest in a particular set of behaviors or public policy. General statements or questions are usually narrowed to focus on a specific issue that can be researched in a meaningful way. In this manner, a general research question moves toward a more specific, working hypothesis. For example: What impact, if any, does class attendance have on the course grades in Poli 1001. This is an interesting question because it involves issues of academic culture (namely the integrity of the classroom) and the discipline and dedication of students to that culture. An added benefit, of course, may be that this might be an indicator of success for students, giving them one more bit of information about what it takes to succeed in University. Hypothesis : The research question is stated in terms of specific relationships that can be tested with empirical data. For example: Students who attend class more regularly are more likely to get higher grades in Poli 1001. Operational Definition:
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