Discussion Notes

Theory, Constructs, and Research Strategies

 

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The Relationship between Theoretical Propositions and
Research Hypotheses

Hypothetical
Constructs


Theoretical
Propositions


   

Operational
Definitions


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Research
Hypotheses


-adapted from Whitley, B. E. (1996). Principles of Research in Behavioral Science. Mountain View, CA: Mayfiled Publishing. (p. 16)


Research Strategies

 

Purpose of the Research

  Basic Applied
 Evaluation  Action
1997 70%  20% 10%
1998 53% (n = 8) 27% (n = 4) 20% (n = 3)
2000 71% (n = 10) 14% (n = 2) 14% (n = 2)
2001

 

Research Strategy and Setting

    Experimental Quasi-
Experimental
Correlational Case Study  
Field 1997    15%   23%   
1998   13% (n = 2) 27% (n = 4)  
2000   29% (n = 4) 14% (n = 2)  
2001

Laboratory 1997  8%  39% 15%   
1998 40% (n = 6) 13% (n = 2) 7% (n = 1)  
2000 29% (n = 4) 21% (n = 3) 7% (n = 1)  
2001

 

 

Time Perspective

  Short Long
Developmental Prospective Outcome
Evaluation
Cross- sectional Longitudinal Cohort-
sequential
1997   57%   14% 29%           
1998 53% (n = 8) 27% (n = 4)       20% (n = 3)
2000 71%(n = 14) 14% (n = 2) 7% (n = 1)      
2001


-revised 02/15/00