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Definition of operational hypothesis

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    Suzanna L.
    CA
    Suzanna L.

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    LAWRENCE M.
    NG
    LAWRENCE M.

    The IV and the DV in an experiment need to be operationalised. This refers to the precise way in which the variable has been measured. It is a statement of how the variable can be expressed as a quantity.

    Peter Awuni A.
    GH
    Peter Awuni A.

    What is meant by operational hypothesis?

    Tamekia Dominquie T.
    US
    Tamekia Dominquie T.

    Hypothesis is coming up with a true answer

    Odongo M.
    UG
    Odongo M.

    Psychology -> Definition of operational hypothesis Definition of operational hypothesis The IV and the DV in an experiment need to be operationalised. This refers to the precise way in which the variable has been measured. It is a statement of how the variable can be expressed as a quantity. Before collecting any data, a hypothesis needs to be formulated. A hypothesis is an 'educated guess' about the relationship(s) between two or more variables which can be scientifically tested. Psychologists use the word 'educated' as the hypothesis is derived from some theory or previous research which educates the researcher when formulating a hypothesis for his/her study. A hypothesis is also a 'guess' because it is not a statement of fact or certainty and could be supported or refuted through the process of data collection. Initially, the hypothesis may be stated in more general terms, e.g. 'that stress increases blood pressure'. This form is too broad to be tested statistically and must be expressed more precisely. When designing the research, the hypothesis needs to be operationalised, i.e. the variables must be clearly defined and measurable. The operational hypothesis should include both the independent and dependent variables and predict a direction of the changes in the dependent variable

    Dominic M.
    KE
    Dominic M.

    the variables must be clearly defined and measurable. all depends on how the results match the hypothesis.

    Enemchukwu E.
    NG
    Enemchukwu E.

    An operational hypothesis in a research experiment this refer to a peculiar way in which variables are been measured. while hypothesis, is a kind of gathering of information which is not yet proved or accepted as the fact or certainty, it can be approved of repudiated base on the result of further studies.

    Mike L.
    GB
    Mike L.

    Operational hypothesis is simply an educated guess based on previous research or theory.

    Heather F.
    US
    Heather F.

    An operational hypothesis contains variables which are defined ina measurable and observable manner so that variables can be compared...essentially allowing the variable to be expressed in a quantity.

    Heather F.
    US
    Heather F.

    Variables are defined in an operational manor in an operational hypothesis.

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