HYPOTHESIS TESTING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

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By contrast, in the social sciences, investigators often resort to secondary analysis; statistical methods are employed to analyse data because social phenomenon are rarely, if ever, amenable to laboratory-type experiments.

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HYPOTHESIS TESTING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCESBy contrast, in the social sciences, investigators often resort to secondary analysis; statistical methods are employed to analyse data because social phenomenon are rarely, if ever, amenable to laboratory-type experiments. Hypotheses are tested using statistical techniques in order to infer conclusions about a population from information obtained from a subset (or sample) of that population. Statistical inference (based on laws of probability) is then used to test whether a particular observed phenomenon is due to chance.For example, we might wish

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