For this assignment you will develop a testable hypothesis and design a study to test that hypothesis.
Develop a testable hypothesis about an aspect of one of the following topics that is of interest to you, using the resources introduced in those class sessions:
Self-directed learning (from ACCT)
How can we avoid global pandemics? (from Deriving Insights)
Here is an article(https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wSjEznUT3R-MgbEYkM98TuI3U5WPJ-t9/view) that may serve as a starting point. Please note that you are not required to use this article although you may find it helpful.
How do humans impact evolution? (from Deriving Insights)
Here is an article(https://drive.google.com/file/d/18NES2f6GGTfS1TkftIxY6tz9Ny6bc2It/view) that may give you a start. Please note that you are not required to use this article although you may find it helpful.
Design a study that will test your hypothesis. Use one of the study designs we have discussed in class, choosing the one that will best test the hypothesis. Do not propose to use interviews or surveys, which we have not yet covered.
Your final written assignment should include:
An outline and brief narrative description of your study design using the template below.
As part of the narrative description, an explanation of exactly:
how the study would be conducted
how it would minimize bias
which confounding variables should be considered
why the research design you chose will test your hypothesis more effectively than would the other types of designs discussed in class.
A hypothesis is a tentative answer to a scientific question. A testable hypothesis is a hypothesis that can be proved or disproved as a result of testing, data collection, or experience. Only testable hypotheses can be used to conceive and perform an experiment using the scientific method.
In order to be considered testable, two criteria must be met:
All the following hypotheses are testable. It’s important, however, to note that while it’s possible to say that the hypothesis is correct, much more research would be required to answer the question “why is this hypothesis correct?”