Project #157754 - Hypothesis, Null Hypothesis, and Variables

Business Tutors

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/03/2016 12:00 am

Review the primary research example in the files I uploaded. 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.

 

Copy and paste the outline below in its entirety. 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.  


  • Post your revised W3 A1 assignment.  
  • 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.

 

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 like 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.

The null hypothesis should be worded very similarly but opposite.

 

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