Supporting Hypothesis

Apr 7, 2018

Supporting Hypothesis

In research paper it’s all about  back and forth between what’s in the literature and your ideas about how things are it doesn’t work out very well if you force the literature into a pre-existing idea that doesn’t match the literature very well so here we have self disclosures obviously an area because they’re interested in how much freshman self disclosed they’re interested in the college experience stress related to college attendance they’re also interested in first-generation status and the type of stress and features that come with being the first person in your family to go to college in identifying what makes for good evidence for your argument it’s not just the first articles that you find. More on hypothesis support on Edusson.

But you will find lots of different studies and you will read articles and identify a question central to the study and so one of the big underlying questions do people feel that they can handle stressful life events better when they disclose emotional stress to others that would be something you could find in the literature and would provide some support for the Oh for the more specific prediction so you want to look into sources that answer the question validate your question idea or provide context or can help you adjust your question so when you have many studies and research findings indicating the same thing or even conflicting things in the same area you give more credence to the argument you’re making and showing that the study that you’re doing is worth the time money and effort to do so you’re highlighting past findings in light of how they contribute to your idea for a study so once you’ve found this evidence then you bring it together from as many sources as you can the more evidence for your argument the better and this is why as you build your paper you get more and more sources and then you have more and more of a foundation for supporting your hypothesis.

To give a visual example to this think about a hypothesis is a big heavy platform and it needs support so if there’s that one article that you thought was really cool and you really liked that would be like one brick supporting this huge heavy platform and that would not provide enough support for your hypothesis what you really want are pillars of support for this big heavy platform and those are different articles now you wouldn’t be expected to have as many articles as there are bricks in these pillars but I hope you get the idea that you’re organizing these are they share different themes and so ultimately these bricks would be maybe different colors each pillar would be different because those bricks would have something to do with each other they would all be related to one theme so maybe in this paper one of the things would be stress and self disclosure and that would be one pillar that would provide partial support for the overall hypothesis and then there would be something about first-generation college students and stress and for in.