The Lab Project poses the question, “Is there a relationship between frequency of church attendance and the level of understanding of basic Christian doctrine?” For your first Discussion Board Forum, read the excerpt from Quarles (2011) in the Lab Project Excerpt document, located in the Reading & Study folder of this module/week. Then, respond to the following prompts:
- Summarize the excerpt in several sentences. Include in your summary a list of the main Christian doctrines that students are failing to understand.
- Think about the research question, “Is there a relationship between frequency of church attendance and the level of understanding of basic Christian doctrine?” In order to conduct a study, a psychologist must first establish the null and research hypotheses that will guide the research design and data analysis. (The types of hypotheses are reviewed in Module/Week 1.) Based on the given research question and your reading, state a null hypothesis and a research hypothesis (otherwise known as an alternative hypothesis) for the Lab Project.
- Share your thoughts; based on your own opinion, what do you predict the results of such a study might be?