Module 4 – Case
HYPOTHESIS 4 (IF THERE IS ANOTHER KEY EFFECT ON DV/S; IF NOT RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN IVS OR MODERATION EFFECTS)
This case assignment focuses on hypothesis 4. The convention is that you start with the key effect on your DV (the right side of the model), and move your way to the left side in future modules. This hypothesis can be based on two sources of data: (1) overarching theories which have been applied in other or similar contexts, and now you adapt them to your specific context; or (2) existing studies which showed such or similar effects, but did not anchor them in theory. If the latter is the case, you should theorize, using your own logic, why you expect such an effect.
Regardless, you should first find the relevant literature (SLP), and synthesize it (case).
Please read and reflect on the papers you identified in the SLP assignment, and synthesize them to produce the text leading to hypothesis 4. Follow a structure you have seen in one or more of the published research papers you reviewed. Conclude this section with the hypothesis statement.
Please organize your paper in a scholarly way. Add section titles when necessary. Explain your logic and when appropriate, use external sources and use proper citations.
The paper is usually between 2 and 10 pages long.
Able to understand the key themes in your reading list.
Able to effectively and efficiently synthesize the reading materials.
Write the text leading to the hypothesis with clarity, depth and critical thinking.
Completeness and coherence: Chain of thought is easy to follow.
Collected relevant evidences and consulted additional papers/resources to support the propositions.
Paper is clearly written with appropriate format. Reference list is complete. Citation is properly done.