By Ian Jones
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The research question must be of interest to you. Research projects take a considerable length of time and effort, and you should ensure that you have sufficient interest in the research to be able to read extensively around the topic, spend time, effort and resources collecting data, and write a substantial research report at the end. If you lack sufficient interest, then your chances of completing the research project are correspondingly reduced. The research question must be feasible – especially in terms of time and resources.
Hypotheses must be testable, so that the hypothesis can either be supported or refuted by the research. Many research projects also present a null hypothesis. A null hypothesis suggests that there is no relationship between the variables under investigation. It is the null hypothesis that is tested by statistical analysis (Chapter 12 will examine this issue in more depth). The positivist approach has its undoubted strengths, notably in terms of precision, control and objectivity. Through precise control and measurement, it is possible to suggest that A causes B, for example.
1) suggests that ‘blending qualitative and quantitative methods of research can produce a final product which can highlight the significant contributions of both’. 117) in terms of providing some explanation to quantitative measurements. Henderson et al. 253) noted with reference to their study of physical activity and culture that: 25 research traditions Linking types of data provides a way to use statistics, the traditional language of research, along with anecdotes and narratives for further clarity in understanding physical activity involvement.