Week 4 - Research Design & Conceptualization

A variable that is hypothesized to vary depending on

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online