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Aims and/or Hypothesis


The specific aims constitute the central pillar of the research. The researcher will design the methods and will eventually analyze the results in the discussion, formulating the conclusions in order to comply with the command of each specific aim. For practical reasons, it is imperative to formulate no more than four (4) clear, precise and short aims.

Hypotheses constitute tentative explanations for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific question; they apply specifically to analytical studies. Initially, the researcher formulates a working hypothesis as a provisional assumption to guide the investigation; the research in itself will eventually put the validity of the hypothesis to test.




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