Sekaran Chapter 4: Theoretical Framework and Hypothesis Development

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1. Theoretical Framework

1.1. 1. Introduce definitions of the concepts or variables -> What

1.1.1. Variable

1.1.1.1. Dependent Variable

1.1.1.2. Independent Variable

1.1.1.2.1. 1. Should covary with dependent variable

1.1.1.2.2. 2. Cause must occur before effect

1.1.1.2.3. 3. No other factor should be a possible cause

1.1.1.2.4. 4. Needs to be backed by a theory

1.1.1.3. Moderating Variable

1.1.1.4. Mediating Variable

1.2. 2. Develop a conceptual model -> How

1.2.1. Conceptual Model p.85

1.3. 3. Come up with a Hypothesis -> Why

1.3.1. Hypothesis

1.3.1.1. If-then statements

1.3.1.2. Directional and Nondirectional

1.3.1.2.1. Directional Hypotheses

1.3.1.2.2. Nondirectional Hypotheses

1.3.1.3. Null and Alternative

1.3.1.3.1. Null Hypothesis

1.3.1.3.2. Alternate Hypothesis

2. Deduction

2.1. 1. Develop Theoretical Model

2.2. 2. Formulate testable Hypotheses

2.3. 3. Collect Data

2.4. 4. Test Hypotheses

3. Induction

3.1. 1. Collect Data

3.2. 2. Formulate testable Hypotheses

3.3. 3. Hypotheses are tested

4. Negative Case Analysis