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4.4 Examples of research statements

From research problem to hypothesis, a natural science example

From research problem to hypothesis, a social science example

Note: although these two examples are set out as primarily natural and social science, respectively, note that this assumes certain prior research choices (as in the research onion). Thus in the first example 'best' appears to be judged from a technical perspective of most successful meadow growth (however that is defined) without reference to more 'social' questions about cost or the desirability of meadow establishment by particular times of year. In the second example it is assumed or already known that the new technologies are effective (and this has both natural/ technical and social science elements in terms of (a) physical/biological input/output relations and (b) financial and non-financial costs and benefits).