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The Question

 

In the initial phase of research, often referred to as the discovery phase, your observations, beliefs, and general knowledge lead you to come up with a new question around an unexplored area of interest.

At the core of your approach is the concept of determinism, the idea that all events are determined by knowable and therefore testable factors. Next, you may develop a theory around your question. Your theory accounts for both known facts about your question and your new idea and explanation. This new explanation is your hypothesis.

 

Click on the links to learn more, then test your knowledge:

 

Question 1: Your ___ is your tentative and testable explanation of how two or more events or things are related.

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a. theory

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b. conclusion

 

c. hypothesis

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d. correlation

 


Answer: Correct. Your hypothesis is your tentative and testable explanation of how two or more events or things are related.

Question 2: ___ is the doctrine that all events are determined by specific and potentially knowable factors.

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a. general knowledge

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b. observational knowledge

 

c. determinism

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d. personal belief system

 


Answer: Correct. Determinism is the doctrine that all events are determined by specific and potentially knowable factors.


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