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A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence 13th Edition

A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence (13th Edition)

Book Edition13th Edition
Author(s)Martorell, Papalia
PublisherMcGraw-Hill, Inc.
Basic Theoretical Issues
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Ethics of Research
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Chapter 2, Basic Theoretical Issues, checkpoint can You, Exercise 1

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The terms mentioned in the present context are essential components of a scientific study. 

  • A theory is a supposition or a system of notions that are primarily based on certain general principles. It is a well-substantiated explanation of an aspect. It does not only engage in the proving of facts but also in making predictions regarding certain phenomena.
  • A hypothesis of research indicates the impact or relationship the researcher is trying to understand.
  • Research refers to a systematic inquiry that entails collecting data, documenting important information, and interpreting the information thus ascertained.

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The terms are associated with each other.

  • A theory is a group of testable statements with adequate evidence. This is very essential for research and other factors involved. 
  • A hypothesis is a proposed statement or assumption based on theoretical understanding and can be proven or falsified. 
  • A research includes theoretical underpinnings and hypotheses and aims to provide evidence or challenges theories so that required modification can be made. 
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