Explore the difference between the terms hypothesis and theory.
- [Instructor] Imagine that I asked you…to describe the Scientific Process.…What would you tell me?…More than likely you'd say that the general…scientific routine is to make an observation,…ask some questions, formulate a hypothesis,…create a research design,…collect and analyze data,…and then make some conclusions.…Then you or someone else would replicate…that experiment, see if they reach the same conclusion,…and then a theory can be formulated.…That's classic high school science.…These are all undoubtedly words…or phrases that you remember from the past.…
Let's set aside the fact that the process…can be different based on what's needed.…I want to point out two words in particular,…hypothesis and theory.…Notice how far they are from each other…in the scientific process.…The reason I bring this up is because…I want to explore something with you.…Have you ever asked someone a question,…or been involved in a conversation…where someone says I have a theory about this?…Let me give you an example,…just the other day,…
- Quantitative vs. qualitative analysis
- Sample size considerations
- Normal distribution
- Estimating the population mean
- One-sample t-test
- Paired-sample t-test
- One-way and two-way ANOVA
- Repeated measure ANOVA
Skill Level Beginner
1. General Notions about Science and Research
2. Quantitative Research Fundamentals
3. One-Sample T-Test
4. Paired-Samples T-Test
5. Balanced One-Way ANOVA
6. Two-Way ANOVA
7. Repeated Measures ANOVA
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