Hypotheses

  1. What is a Hypothesis?
    A precise, testable statement that predicts the outcome of a study
  2. What is the difference between one and two tailed hypotheses?
    • One tailed hypotheses are directional and suggest a specific outcome¬†
    • Two tailed hypotheses are non directional and state that there will be a difference in the results, but not what the outcome will be
  3. When might one use a one tailed hypothesis?
    When there has been previous research to suggest a likely outcome of the study
  4. Define: operationalise
    • To make a variable measurable¬†
    • For instance, memory could be operationalised into the number of words remembered
  5. What is an experimental hypothesis?
    A hypothesis pertaining to an experiment only
  6. What is a research hypothesis?
    A hypothesis pertaining to behaviour in general
  7. What is a null hypothesis?
    A precise, testable statement that predicts that there will be no significant difference between the two variables being studied
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camturnbull
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Hypotheses
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AQA PSYB4 Research methods Hypotheses
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