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Hypothesis Identification and Article Analysis

Use the University Library or the Electronic Reserve Readings to locate a peer-reviewed article that reports original research and pertains to a specific, stated hypothesis that was used to validate a research study.

Use major databases in the Online Collection and the key search words research studies in to obtain an article.

Select communication, finance, economics, marketing, technology, or another faculty approved topic for the research study.

Prepare an analysis of your selected article. Start by identifying and summarizing the hypothesis described in the article.

Explain whether the hypothesis was rejected or accepted and what the implications of this finding are for the study.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Abstract

This paper will discuss the hypothesis of a peer-reviewed article reporting on user acceptance of computer technology and the empirical study of student teachers. It will identify the hypothesis and summarize it as described in the article. Conclusively, it will describe its rejection or acceptance and the implications of that outcome.

Hypothesis Identification Article Analysis

The peer-reviewed article chosen is "Examining user acceptance of computer technology: an empirical study of student teachers (Wai-kit, Anderson, & Streigh, 2005)." The hypothesis of this article is if computer technology is shown to be useful or perceived as easy to use - it will motivate student teachers to utilize it in the schools. Surveys were done to verify this. Comparing the "outside world" to the schools, it was found that teachers did not use computer technology like the general public. The objectives of this study were to:

1) Explore teachers' acceptance of computer technology
2) Identify key intention determinants of computer technology use
3) Provide practical guidelines to school administration to devise steps towards ...

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