Hypotheses definitions and examples

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    • Null Hypothesis - there is no effect to be found.
      • There will be no significant difference in the reaction time of people who drink alcohol and people who dont.
    • Directional Hypothesis - A specific effect on the DV as the direction is also stated.
      • Paticipants who drink alcohol will have a significantly slower reaction time than people who do not drink alcohol.
    • Non-directional Hypothesis - The IV will have have an effect of the DV but the direction is not stated.
      • There will be a significant difference in the reaction time of people who drink alcohol and people who dont.
    • A hypothesis is a tesitable statement that a piece of research attempts to prove or disprove.

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