Objective of research and determination of hypotheses
Setting the objective of research and research hypotheses is, as well as setting the goal of a whole bachelor or master thesis very important and it is not advisable to underestimate it. However, many mistakes are made when choosing a research or work goal, and such errors may prove fatal in the course of writing a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis. Determining the goal of research and hypothesis requires carefulness and plenty of time to think.
In defining the objective, particular care should be taken to be specific enough and not to general.
The aim of the research must reflect the research problem and the questions we ask at the beginning of the work (what should the work do?). The aim of the research must be to know some fact for a possible remedy or its solution, etc. When determining the research objective, further questions should be asked about the benefits of research.
If the goal of the thesis research is set, the hypothesis is determined in the case of a quantitative research approach. It is possible to define a hypothesis as a presumption that there is a certain probability that it will become a true solution to a particular problem. The hypothesis can also be explained as a statement or essence of a fact in the area under investigation. It works as a suggestion or idea of the relationship between variables.
Also, setting hypotheses is a challenging task.
The hypothesis must be clear, comprehensible and rather concise. The hypothesis is formed as a notification sentence in which it is verified in its verification. Care should be taken to overly personalize the hypothesis. The hypothesis does not verify the idea of the author of the work, but the validity of the data. The hypothesis is supposed to indicate the expected relationships between the different parts of the theory and to predict the outcome. Verification of the hypothesis may result in its denial.