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So far, we have simply referred to the outcome of the teaching methods as the "performance" of the students, but what do we mean by "performance". "Performance" could mean how students score in a piece of coursework, how many times they can answer questions in class, what marks they get in their exams, and so on. There are three major reasons why we should be clear about how we operationalize (i.e., measure) what we are studying. First, we simply need to be clear so that people reading our work are in no doubt about what we are studying. This makes it easier for them to repeat the study in future to see if they also get the same (or similar) results; something called internal validity. Second, one of the criteria by which quantitative research is assessed, perhaps by an examiner if you are a student, is how you define what you are measuring (in this case, "performance") and how you choose to measure it. Third, it will determine which statistical test you need to use because the choice of statistical test is largely based on how your variables were measured (e.g., whether the variable, "performance", was measured on a "continuous" scale of 1-100 marks; an "ordinal" scale with groups of marks, such as 0-20, 21-40, 41-60, 61-80 and 81-100; or some of other scale; see the statistical guide, , for more information).

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The next step is to define the variables that we are using in our study (see the statistical guide, , for more information). Since the study aims to examine the effect that two different teaching methods – providing lectures and seminar classes (Sarah) and providing lectures by themselves (Mike) – had on the performance of Sarah's 50 students and Mike's 50 students, the variables being measured are:

Constant
A value that stays the same for all the units of an analysis. For instance, in a research study that explores fathers¿ involvement in their children¿s lives, gender would be constant, as all subjects (units of analysis) are male.

## Definition Of Hypothesis Testing In Research …

The research glossary defines terms used in conducting social science and policy research, for example those describing methods, measurements, statistical procedures, and other aspects of research; the defines terms used to describe aspects of child care and early education practice and policy.

## • In a correlational study the hypothesis is called a research ..

The Natural Order hypothesis is based on research findings (Dulay & Burt, 1974; Fathman, 1975; Makino, 1980 cited in Krashen, 1987) which suggested that the acquisition of grammatical structures follows a 'natural order' which is predictable. For a given language, some grammatical structures tend to be acquired early while others late. This order seemed to be independent of the learners' age, L1 background, conditions of exposure, and although the agreement between individual acquirers was not always 100% in the studies, there were statistically significant similarities that reinforced the existence of a Natural Order of language acquisition. Krashen however points out that the implication of the natural order hypothesis is not that a language program syllabus should be based on the order found in the studies. In fact, he rejects grammatical sequencing when the goal is language acquisition.

## Hypothesis Definition, Checklist, and Examples

The main objective of the study is to examine how diet influences the risk of cancer, particularly for the most common types of cancer in Britain, as well as other chronic diseases. The study began in 1993 and since then a great deal of important research has been published from -Oxford and its collaboration with other centres in Europe.

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Omitted Variable Bias
A form of bias in research resulting from the absense of key variables into the research design that would influence the results. When there is omitted variable bias, the results of the study could be due to alternative expalnations that are not addressed in the study.

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Participant-As-Observer
The investigator takes part in the group activity that the researcher plans to study. The researcher also reveals to the group that s/he is studying the group's activities.