PSYA4 Research Methods - Hypotheses

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Here are a list of all the possible hypotheses that we could be asked about in the research methods section of the exam. 

Alternate Hypothesis
- also called experimental if the investigation is an experiement.

  • Example 1: A level students will have a longer attention span ona Monday morning than a Friday afternoon.
  • Example 2: An overcrowded office will reduce the amount of work done.

Null Hypothesis
-  States that the results will be due to chance.

  • Example 1: A level students will not have a longer attention span on a Monday morning than a Friday afternoon, and if they do it is due to chance.
  • Example 2: An overcrowded office will not reduce the amount

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