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  • Start research with...
    • Aim
      • Initial statement of what the researcher plans to investigate
    • Hypothesis
      • Directional
        • Predicts the direction of the difference
      • Non directional
        • Predicts there will be a difference but not which way it will fall
      • Statement about the relationship between the 2 variables
      • Operationalise
        • Clearly refer to the variables in the study- how they will be measured
        • Allows people to see exactly how you are going to measure and define variables so it can be repeated
    • Pilot study
      • Smaller group of RPs
      • Carry it out before proper study
        • See if it gave expected results
        • See any problems


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