Week 4 - Research Design & Conceptualization

A variable that is hypothesized to vary depending on

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Unformatted text preview: is. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between the independent and dependent variables. When in doubt, try to rephrase the hypothesis as an “if- then” statement: “If the independent variable increases (or decreases), then the dependent variable increases (or decreases).” Deductive Research Definitions Hypothesis: A tentative statement about empirical reality, involving a relationship between two or more variables. It is tentative because the proposed relationship is subject to testing wi...
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