Research Hypotheses

What is a Research Hypothesis?

Many times in your research courses, you will be asked to write a hypothesis statement. These are different from standard thesis statements in that they introduce a specific prediction to be supported by the research you will conduct, and they propose an expected or predicted relationship between two or more variables. Below is an example of a research question and its corresponding hypothesis.


Research question:
How do self-paced, asynchronous courses affect the academic success of adult learners?

Adult learners will do better academically in asynchronous courses than they would in courses with required face time and other time constraints.

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