Hypothesis, Null Hypothesis, and Variables

Hypothesis, Null Hypothesis, and Variables

*Please read the instructions entirely.

Copy and paste the outline below in its entirety (if not, the instructor will as to re-do it)

Do not shorten or abbreviate. Using class formatting, respond to each question/bullet point. Cite sources both intext and in a reference section. All sources in the reference section should be reflected in the body of the assignment (intext) and vice versa.

For your hypothesis and null hypothesis, please review the reading. The statements should be specific and measurable. If x variable occurs, y variable will occur. OR if X variable occurs, Y will NOT occur.

Outline:
Post your revised W3 A1 assignment(File 1).
Determine what you believe to be the research objectives for the piece.
Determine a hypothesis that would align with those research objectives. Note: Write in an if/then format. If variable x occurs then variable y will occur. –Do not have several variables because you want to identify ONE item that influences the outcome of ONE item. Be sure the outcome variable is measurable.
Identify a null hypothesis that would align with the research objectives. Note: Write in an if/then format. If variable x occurs then variable y will not occur. –Do not have several variables because you want to identify ONE item that influences the outcome of ONE item. Be sure the outcome variable is measurable.
Locate two variables being tested in the research piece.

Clarification:

Here is an example of what NOT to do for the hypothesis and null hypothesis:

Determine a hypothesis that would align with those research objectives. Note: Write in an if/then format. If variable x occurs then variable y will occur. –Do not have several variables because you want to identify ONE item that influences the outcome of ONE item. Be sure the outcome variable is measurable.

If women are likely to shop online than they are more likely to come into a branch assuming they have some incentive to do so.

· Identify a null hypothesis that would align with the research objectives. Note: Write in an if/then format. If variable x occurs then variable y will not occur. –Do not have several variables because you want to identify ONE item that influences the outcome of ONE item. Be sure the outcome variable is measurable.

If women are likely to shop online than they are less likely to come into a branch regardless of any promotions offered in store.

WHY THIS IS INCORRECT:

There are too many variables in this statement.
If women are likely to shop online (this is too subjective–what does this mean?)
than they are less likely to come into a branch (what does this mean exactly?)
regardless of any promotions offered in store
Hypothesis statements should be measurable and specific. Words such as “likely” and “less likely” are too evasive. Instead, you want to have one measurable and specific outcome based on one measurable and specific variable.

For example, If bananas are on sale for $1 per pound, then banana sales will increase by 10%. There is no confusing what variable impacted the banana sales — each variable is measurable and specific ($1 and 10%)

The null hypothesis should be worded very similarly but opposite.
Tasks

Review the primary research example you located in W3 Assignment 1(file 1). For that research piece, complete the following:

Determine what you believe to be the research objectives for the piece.
Determine a hypothesis that would align with those research objectives.
Identify a null hypothesis that would align with the research objectives.
Locate two variables being tested in the research piece.
Combine all your findings into a written summary of 250–500 words.
Deliverables

Your research, analysis, and discussion submission should be 250–500 words in length.
Use proper MLA formatting.
Use proper grammar and spelling.
Save your document as a Microsoft Word document
Submit your document to the W4 Assignment 1 Discussion Area by Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Content
Determined the research objectives for the primary research piece from W3 Assignment 1.
10
Determined a hypothesis for the piece. It is written correctly as explained in the further instructions.
5
Determined a null hypothesis for the piece. It is written correctly as explained in the further instructions.
5
Located a minimum of two variables being tested in the piece. Variables are measurable and specific as explained in the further instructions.
5
Provided a well-written discussion of the research elements.
10
Format
Used MLA guidelines for writing style, spelling, grammar, and citation of sources and met the required word count (250-500). Sources are cited both intext and in a reference section. Followed further instructions and class formatting.
5
Saved all the sections in one Microsoft Word document, properly named the document, and submitted it to theDiscussion Area. Posted content directly in the thread.
5
Participation
Participated in the class discussion by commenting on the postings of at least two of your classmates, encouraging discussion, and meeting the required word count (100-200)

Posts are substantive as described by the instructor and in academic expectations. Student goes beyond compliments and polite conversation and applies class material.
5
Total:
50

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