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Scott nordlund hypothesis

  1. 1. How to Invent an Argument by Testing a Hypothesis<br />
  2. 2. What you need to Do<br />Your assignment is to come up with a hypothesis. <br />Hypothesis can either be scientific or non-scientific. <br />You will test that hypothesis by trying to disprove it. <br />There are multiple ways to test your hypothesis ( i.e. case study, interviews, reasoning, surveys if applicable.) <br />
  3. 3. The Method You Will Choose<br />How are you going to be able to prove or disprove your hypothesis? <br />Case Study: Is a research methodology common in social science. It is based on an in-depth investigation of a single individual, group, or event to explore causation in order to find underlying principles. <br />Interview: Conduct an interview with a test subject. Pick someone that flirts day to day with your hypothesis subject. <br />
  4. 4. Methods Continued… <br />Survey: You have the option of incorporating a survey in order to help prove your hypothesis. Be careful with this method though. Ask yourself if you have a large enough group of individuals being surveyed in order to make an effective conclusion. <br />Reasoning: This method is a more philosophical way of conducting your hypothesis. <br />Example: Apples come from trees. I ate a fruit that did not come from a tree. Therefore it cannot be an apple. <br />
  5. 5. Target Audience<br />Who are what are you going to have to observe in order to come to an accurate conclusion. <br />Example: If you are trying to prove or disprove a hypothesis about college students you would not want to involve your hypothesis with someone that has never attended a university. <br />Example # 2: If you are testing a hypothesis on the game The Sims it would not make sense to test a subject that only plays World of Warcraft. <br />
  6. 6. Example to go off Of<br />
  7. 7. Facebook<br />In my hypothesis I attempted to prove that Facebook destroys personal communication and face to face interaction among our community. <br />I brought two theorists into the hypothesis to help my audience understand what their thought process would be on Facebook. <br />Howard Rheingold: In favor of the technological revolution. <br />Neil Postman: Would view Facebook as a taxonomy and destructive piece of technology. <br />I incorporated these two theorists into my hypothesis to help my audience have an idea where they would stand on the tests involved. <br />
  8. 8. The Steps that I Took<br />Step 1: Decide what I wanted to analyze within Facebook <br />Step 2: Took five different areas of Facebook and used them to attempt to disprove my hypothesis. (Ex: Facebook fan pages, Profiles, Online events, Examples of how Facebook does better connect our community. <br />Step 3: Took an actual Facebook user and interviewed him to see his opinion on Facebook’s effects on society. <br />Step 4: Conclusion <br />
  9. 9. Conclusion<br />When you come to your conclusion your hypothesis will not always just be plain right or plain wrong. <br />Some hypothesis’ may just need to be adjusted a bit in order to fit. <br />
  10. 10. Your Assignment<br />Your have a choice between testing two economic theories. <br />Fiscal Policy: In economics, fiscal policy is the use of government expenditure and revenue collection to influence the economy. <br />Monetary Policy: The regulation of the money supply and interest rates by a central bank, such as the Federal Reserve Board in the U.S., in order to control inflation and stabilize currency. <br />
  11. 11. Testing your Hypothesis<br />You will test either one of these economic theories by trying to disprove the theories made by famous economists. <br />Fiscal Policy: John Maynard Keynes<br />Monetary Policy: Milton Friedman <br />You will read articles on both economists and incorporate them into testing your hypothesis. <br />Test your hypothesis through the you of economic history (EX: The Great Depression/Reagonomics). <br />Create a way to test you method on an individual level.<br />
  12. 12. John Maynard Keynes<br />Read the short biography below to learn about Keynes’ economic ideologies. <br />http://homepage.newschool.edu/het//profiles/keynes.htm. <br />
  13. 13. Milton Friedman<br />Below is an article on Milton Friedman and his economic theories. <br />http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economics/laureates/1976/friedman-autobio.html. <br />
  14. 14. Grades<br />Your assignment will be based off of the following: <br />Hypothesis <br />Ability to effectively incorporate Keynes and Friedman into your assignment <br />Step by step process <br />Analysis <br />Conclusion <br />

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