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Chapter 3

Week 4 - Chap. 3
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Department
Political Science
Course
POL3371
Professor
Ivan Katchanovski
Semester
Winter

Description
Week 4 Chapter 3 - Proposing Explanations, Framing Hypotheses, and Making Comparisons  Three Steps in the Measurement Process 1. Clearly define the concept to be measured 2. Determine how to measure the concept accurately 3. Select variables that measure the concept precisely 2 Question Elements 1. Each question must make an explicit observation about a characteristic that caries; each cites a variable 2. Each question implicitly requests a casual explanation for the observed differences • Hypothesis – Atestable statement about the empirical relationship between cause and effect. It is a conditional statement and it contains a methodological essence. An acceptable explanation of research is a long paragraph that discusses whether or not it can be tested.Ahypothesis is directly based on the explanation that has been proposed. AHypothesis is a testable statement of
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