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I need assistance devising a research question that looks for a cause-and-effect relationship among variables and which relates to the family unit. Identify the dependent and independent variables in the research question, the hypothesis for the study, and why why this would be a quantitative study rather than a qualitative study. Can you please help me with this?

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of cause-and-effect relationship among variables in the study of family units. An explanation of the problem is presented and an outline is suggested; based on this, a narrative is provided to help the student in completing the task. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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Hi there,
In this particular task, you are asking for guidance in putting together a paper on a particular topic. I understand that it could be quite difficult to accomplish such a study, and most find it difficult about how to or where to begin. Since you already have a topic in mind, it should be too difficult to devise an outline. I suggest this:

1. Introduction - what the study is about, 150 words
2. Research Question, Hypothesis, Method - 150 words
3. Variables - dependent and independent - 150 words
4. Data Collection, design - 100 words
5. Analysis (here, explain how you will study the data) - 100 words
6. Relevance & Application (this is future-based so you will have to hypothesize) - 150 words

I am assuming that this is just in the proposal stage so what is essential is that you present your plans. I have exemplified below how you can begin each section - of course, it?s just a suggestion. But from here, you can expand the ideas and fit it to your needs and how you envision your study to be. Good luck!

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

I am interested in investigating situations of cause and effect in family units. With families being an intimate sort of social ...

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