State the Research Hypothesis

1) State the Research Hypothesis

A research hypothesis states the expected relationship between two variables. It may be stated in general terms, or it may include dimensions of direction and magnitude.

For example,

General: The length of the job training program is related to the rate of job placement of trainees.
Direction: The longer the training program, the higher the rate of job placement of trainees.
Magnitude: Longer training programs will place twice as many trainees into jobs as shorter programs.

General: Graduate Assistant pay is influenced by gender.
Direction: Male graduate assistants are paid more than female graduate assistants.
Magnitude: Female graduate assistants are paid less than 75% of what male graduate assistants are paid.

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