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Hypothesis and Specifying Variables Of Research Problem

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My research problem is as follows "Does the amount of time a child spends with his/her parents in church create a stronger social bond between the parent(s)/child later in life?" I need help to create a hypothesis related to this problem as well as specifying the variables (discrete or continuous; dependent or independent etc).

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1. My research problem is as follows "Does the amount of time a child spends with his/her parents in church create a stronger social bond between the parent(s)/child later in life." I need help to create a hypothesis related to this problem as well as specifying the variables (discrete or continuous; dependent or independent etc.).

You will move from your variables (e.g. church attendance, social bonds, etc,) to forming a null and alternative hypothesis. A hypothesis is a statement that proposes a relationship between two or more variables. It is specified as X affects Y. It is a tentative statement about how you, the researcher, thinks the variable may be related to each other. Many hypotheses involve the effect of one variable on another -- the way one variable causes the other variable to change its value. For example, some Americans think that violent cartoons ...

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In reference to the research question, this solution suggests a hypothesis related to this problem as well as specifies the variables (discrete or continuous; dependent or independent etc). It sets up the null and alternative hypothesis, including the dependent and independent variables.

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