by Riccardo Benzo, Marwa G. Mohsen and Chahid Fourali

Student Resources

Multiple Choice Quizzes

Try these quizzes to test your understanding.

1. A hypothesis is ______.

a wished-for result that the researcher concludes the research with

a complicated set of sentences that pulls variables into proposed complex relationships

a conjecture that is grounded in support background originating from secondary research

Answer: C

2. A hypothesis is NOT ______.

an informed assumption about a certain phenomenon, predicting a factor or interpreting an observation

a guess that directs the course of a research

an educated claim

Answer: B

3. A hypothesis is an educated guess.

True

False

Answer: A

4. A hypothesis is the same as a proposition.

True

False

Answer: B

5. A hypothesis has to be developed at the upfront of every research.

True

False

Answer: B

6. In conclusive research designs, hypothesis emerges at the research findings’ stage.

True

False

Answer: B

7. When conducting exploratory research, it is difficult to formulate hypothesis for testing based on existing knowledge.

True

False

Answer: A

8. The null hypothesis is the the statement originally proposed by the researcher as the suggested answer to the research question.

True

False

Answer: B

9. The smaller the p-value, the more likely that H₁ is false, providing stronger support for refuting it and enhancing the probability of accepting Hₒ as correct.

True

False

Answer: B

10. Analysing the data collected from the selected sample using appropriate statistical methods to determine the sample mean is NOT the last key step in hypothesis testing.

True

False

Answer: A

11. There are mainly two possible decision scenarios in hypothesis testing.

True

False

Answer: B

12. The smaller the p-value, the more likely that Hₒ is false, providing stronger support for refuting it and enhancing the probability of accepting H₁ as correct.

True

False

Answer: A

13. The null hypothesis is the hypothesis that advances an indifferent proposition whereby empirical data examination results in no statistical significance between the two research variables in question.

True

False

Answer: A

14. The probability value equates the level of significance for which the researcher would only just reject H₁.

True

False

Answer: B

15. In conducting research, it is often possible to collect data about the whole population of interest.

True

False

Answer: B

16. In hypothesis formulation, the default is the null hypothesis where any statistical significance is assumed to happen merely due to chance.

True

False

Answer: A

17. Three possible decision scenarios can take place in making hypothesis testing decisions.