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How does the concept of research hypotheses differ between qualitative and quantitative research?

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This solution discusses the concept of the research hypothesis and hoe it differs between quantitative and qualitative research.

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Qualitative research is often used to generate possible leads and ideas which can then be used to formulate a realistic and testable hypothesis. The hypothesis can be tested comprehensively and mathematically using qualitative research methods. In qualitative research the hypothesis is based on observations made during the initial stages of research and it is formed after these initial stages. In quantitative research the hypothesis is usually generated in order to set the stage for research.

When quantitative research is being conducted the research is trying to answer a research hypothesis that he/she has set. Research hypotheses are used to state the reltionship between two variables and may be stated as:
Null hyptheses( no relationship between two variables)
Nondirectional hypotheses (the direction is likely unknown)
Directional hypotheses: The researcher states the direction of the ...

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