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Identification from Research Articles

Name_________________________

 

Find two pieces of empirical research that have hypotheses and complete the following
sheet.  If an article has more than one hypothesis choose the hypothesis that seems
most significant or clear to you. Then, describe the operational definitions and measures
used for the independent variable and the dependent variables. Use the back of this sheet
if you need additional space.

1. Article one:

    Citation (APA format):___________________________________________________

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    Statement of hypothesis:________________________________________________________

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    Operational definition of the independent variable: ________________________________

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    Operational definition of the dependent variable:___________________________________

                         ______________________________________________________________________

2. Article two:

    Citation (APA format): __________________________________________________________

         _____________________________________________________________________________

         _____________________________________________________________________________

    Statement of hypothesis:________________________________________________________

         _____________________________________________________________________________

    Operational definition of the independent variable: ________________________________

                         ______________________________________________________________________

    Operational definition of the dependent variable___________________________________

                         ______________________________________________________________________

3. Article three:

    Citation (APA format): __________________________________________________________

         _____________________________________________________________________________

         _____________________________________________________________________________

    Statement of hypothesis:________________________________________________________

         _____________________________________________________________________________

    Operational definition of the independent variable: ________________________________

                         ______________________________________________________________________

    Operational definition of the dependent variable___________________________________

                         ______________________________________________________________________