DDBA 8307 Week 4 Discussion Role of Theory in Quantitative Research.docx - 1 Role of Theory in Quantitative Research Student Name Instructor College

DDBA 8307 Week 4 Discussion Role of Theory in Quantitative Research.docx

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2 Deductive reasoning is always reasoning from the specific to the general. The hypothesis of the study is developed based on the existing theories at hand. After which the research strategy is designed and the hypothesis is duly tested to prove the theory (Green & Salkind, 2017). Theory is a line of logic and thinking that could be true or false before it is tested. It relates to a business problem as it highlights some of the thoughts about the business issue and gives possible suggestions for answers to the business problem (Saunders et al., 2015). It also relates to the statement of the problem in the sense that the statement has not yet been tested. Therefore, the statement of the problem remains a theory which has been proven Achievement of doctoral development in a theory-based study in the sense that the research activities that are being conducted in the process of the study are not yet tested. Therefore, the hypothesis will remain only a hypothesis until it has been tested and proven. (Demšar, 2016). Every study and research-based program is only theory-based before the test is conducted. Therefore, theory elaborates the context of the study of which the researcher determines that theory is indeed accurate and true in all contexts. References Green, S. B., & Salkind, N. J. (2017). Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh: Analyzing and understanding data (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Saunders, M. N. K., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2015). Research methods for business students (7th ed.). Essex, England: Pearson Education Unlimited. Demšar, J. (2016). Statistical comparisons of classifiers over multiple data sets. Journal of Machine learning research , 7(Jan), 1-30.

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