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Lecture 5

lecture 5 qualitative methods

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Communication Studies
Naveen Joshi

Formulating a Hypothesis SealePage 344347Hypothesis is made up of a o Dependent variable o Independent variable o Intervening variable VariablesAre the product of the conceptindicator link OperationalizationValues of an indicator vary according to caseUnivariate analysisie genderanalysis is of only one variableWe usually have more than one variable Bivariate analysistwo variables Multivariate analysismore than two variables ExampleGender and Laptop UseProper use of the laptop during class time is determined by the gender of the userYou need to make a choice and then make a statement as to which variable is independent and which is dependent Our statement says that gender is the independent variable and the laptop use is the dependent variable Conceptgender and laptop useIndicatormale and female and what sites are you on during class how often are you on the class website how much use is course content Intervening variable could include the colour of the laptopYou may find that there is a positive relationship between gender and laptop use ie females use their lap
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