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primary source
an actual document, i.e., book, report, article
secondary source
report on the findings of the primary source
tertiary source
reports on or summarizes the secondary source's report on the primary report
(characteristics of a) research questions
sufficiently narrow, but not trivial; stated unambiguously in the form of a question; testable; within the researcher’s capabilities to answer; devoid of value judgments
hypothesis
a prediction as to what the findings of research will be
(characteristics of a) research questions
sufficiently narrow, but not trivial; stated unambiguously in the form of a question; testable; within the researcher’s capabilities to answer; devoid of value judgments
non-directional hypothesis
states that there is a relationship between variables but does not state the direction
hypothesis
a prediction as to what the findings of research will be
directional hypothesis
states that there is a relationship between variables and states the direction; i.e., "Children in low-income households watch more television than children in high-income households."
non-directional hypothesis
states that there is a relationship between variables but does not state the direction
directional hypothesis
states that there is a relationship between variables and states the direction; i.e., "Children in low-income households watch more television than children in high-income households."
independent variable
the input variable, what we manipulate or change
independent variable
the input variable, what we manipulate or change