oResearch Question(s): “What” of the researchI wonder if students study in CTE program have higher salary or students study in traditional high school after graduation.oVariables:
oThe independent variable in this research will be students study CTE program in high school (normally age between 16-18)oThe dependent variable in this research will be employed rate and salary rate after students graduate from CTE program in high school.oThe intervening or mediating variable in this research will be students’ motivations, participant and how many CTE credits they take.oRelationship between variablesThere is a direct relationship between these variables. If students study CTE program in high school, they have strong motivations, participant the more credits they take, the more chance they can get hire and have higher employee salary than other students.oWhat is the purpose of operationalizing variables?The reason for operationalizing variables is to turn those variables into something readers can clearly understand my analysis result. This means we can turn those variables into something that is measurable.oHow would you operationalize the variables in your research question(s)? You can mention more than one possibleoption for these, as there can be different ways of operationalizing the same variables.I will classify my result based on how many CTE credits students take in high school and compare their average salary and employment rate after graduating from high school. I will organize my result into a statistic, so readers can easily understand the result I get from the analysis.oDevelop a set of hypotheses (null and alternative) from your identified variables that address your identified research question(s).Null hypothesis: Students in high school taking more CTE credits do not affect their employment rate and salary after graduation.Alternative hypothesis: Students take more CTE credits in high school has high employment rate and high salary after graduation.