(noun) A research method in which a hypothesis is deduced from theory and observable empirical evidence is collected to test the hypothesis.
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- Using the hypothetico-deductive model, if a hypothesis is true, the theory is confirmed but if the hypothesis is false, the theory is disconfirmed.
- Not all research requires a hypothesis such as ethnography and phenomenology which are intended to provide description.
- Quantitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Gauch, Hugh G., Jr. 2003. Scientific Method in Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Lehmann, E. L., and Joseph P. Romano. 2010. Testing Statistical Hypotheses. 3rd ed. New York: Springer.
- Poletiek, Fenna. 2001. Hypothesis-Testing Behaviour. Philadelphia: Psychology Press.
- Popper, Karl R. 1959. The Logic of Scientific Discovery. New York: Basic Books.
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Babbie, Earl. 2013. The Practice of Social Research. 13th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Bryman, Alan. 2012. Social Research Methods. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
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