Aims and hypothesis

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Hypothesis
A precise, testable statement about the expected outcome of an investigation
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Aim
A general statement about the purpose of the investigation
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Experiment
A research investigation in which one specific variable is manipulated to observe it's effect, if any, on another specific variable, while keeping all other variables controlled. In a true experiment, participants are randomly allocated to conditions
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Variable
a measurable characteristic or value that can differ from one person to another or have multiple values
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Experimental hypothesis
a hypothesis used in the context of an experiment
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Alternative hypothesis
any hypothesis that isn't the null hypothesis
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Correlation Study
an investigation into the possible association of two variables
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A general statement about the purpose of the investigation

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Aim

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A research investigation in which one specific variable is manipulated to observe it's effect, if any, on another specific variable, while keeping all other variables controlled. In a true experiment, participants are randomly allocated to conditions

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a measurable characteristic or value that can differ from one person to another or have multiple values

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a hypothesis used in the context of an experiment

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