This essay focuses on your research question.Your immediate answer to this may be ‘I’m not testing a theory’; however, remember that our definition of theory is very broad – ‘an idea about how things relate to each other’.
The paper is due March 8, 2021 but of course, I would like it a little sooner to review it. You can pick a topic of your own choosing, whoever is writing this, but please make sure it is addressing an issue where there is an issue at hand and creating a hypothesis for the issue. I need SCHOLARLY resources as well for all 10 of the resources.
Your immediate answer to this may be ‘I’m not testing a theory’; however, remember that our definition of theory is very broad – ‘an idea about how things relate to each other’. If you have an expectation of how your research question will be answer (the outcome) then it is fair to say you have a theory in mind. If you ask of your research question ‘What is the expect outcome?’ and have an answer, you can ask why? What is my thinking behind this prediction? This is essentially the theory that you will be testing.
If you are not able to predict the answer to your question then your approach is not one of theory testing and you should not proceed with developing hypotheses to test. Your research questions remain as such. This will be the case if your research is descriptive or exploratory in nature.
Our definition of a hypothesis stresses that it can be test. To meet this criterion the hypothesis must be operational – that is the concepts employ in the hypothesis must be measurable
Developing hypotheses requires that you identify one character, variable or descriptor of a sampling unit that causes, affects, or has an influence on, another character, variable or descriptor of the same or other sampling units. The character, variable or descriptor that affects other variables or sampling units is called the independent valuable.