That deductive prediction can be based on a theory which predicts a relationship

That deductive prediction can be based on a theory which predicts a relationship

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That deductive prediction can be based on a theory which predicts a  relationship, e.g., “if deprivation is increased then the rate will increase.”  This is the prototypical “scientific method” presented in textbooks. It is  important that you clearly understand the theory and clearly think  through every possible result before doing this type of research. Virtually  all the work is in the design. Design the research so that you will have  something positive to say no matter what happens. It is a powerful  methodology because if done right the results always bear on the  paradigm. Normally you will be able to publish the results no matter what  happens. “Negative” results simply mean that the researcher didn’t plan  ahead. This approach is an ideal methodology for dissertations because it  won't leave you “snookered.” 
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