THM 2112 - Lecture Week 09 & 10(2)

THM 2112 - Lecture Week 09 & 10(2) - 3/16/2011 THM 2112...

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3/16/2011 1 THM 2112 Sophomore Research Seminar The Research Process Theoretical Framework & Hypothesis Development Florian Zach, Ph.D. Assistant Professor WHERE WE ARE
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3/16/2011 2 Paper Structure Title page Abstract Introduction Literature Review (Relevancy) Hypotheses/ Model Development Methodology Data analysis/ Results Findings/ Discussion of results Conclusions Implications References Appendix THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK & ITS VARIABLES
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3/16/2011 3 Theoretical Framework A theoretical framework represents your beliefs on how certain phenomena (or variables or concepts) are related to each other (a model ) and an explanation on why you believe that these variables are associated to each other (a theory ). 5 Basic steps Variables and model: 1. Definitions: Clearly define and label the variables used in the study 2. Conceptual model: State the relationships among the variables. Basic steps The reason (not relevancy): 3. Explain how or why you expect these relationships 6 Theoretical Framework
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3/16/2011 4 Conceptual model Based on good theory. Theories explain relationships between variables. Theory provides flow of relationships between variables. Hypotheses developed upon a sound conceptual model. 7 Theoretical Framework This is why we read! Air Safety Example Concepts included: Communication among cockpit crew members Communication between ground staff and cockpit crew Minimal training given to cockpit crew Management philosophy of decentralized structure
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3/16/2011 5 Air Safety Example 1. Definitions: Clearly define and label the variables used in the study 2. Conceptual model: State the relationships among the variables. Air Safety Example 3. Explain how or why you expect these relationships Lower levels of communication among cockpit crew members would fail to alert the pilot to impending hazard. Poor coordination between ground staff and copcpit crew would be detrimental because such coordination is the very essence of safety Encouragement of decentralization would only reinforce poorer communication and coordination efforts Inadequate training of cockpit crew would fail to build survival skills.
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6 Variable Any concept or construct that varies or changes in value Main types of variables: Dependent variable Independent variable Moderating variable Mediating variable 11 (In)dependent Variables Dependent variable (DV) Is of primary interest to the researcher. The goal of the research project is to understand, predict or explain the variability of this variable. Independent variable (IV) Influences the DV in either positive or negative way. The variance in the DV is accounted for by the IV. 12
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THM 2112 - Lecture Week 09 & 10(2) - 3/16/2011 THM 2112...

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