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    Choosing Hypothesis

    Hello!

    Can anyone help me which is better to use for objective? A or B?
    I need your opinion

    A. The study analyzed the extent of customer satisfaction from financial and non-financial services rendered by SMB.

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    The study analyzed the customer satisfaction level in financial and non-financial services rendered by SMB.
    Last edited by ranthrave; 05-Jun-2010 at 14:34. Reason: typo error

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    Re: Choosing Hypothesis

    They both sound a bit wordy to me; I would use something like:
    The study analyzed customer satisfaction with both financial and non-financial services provided by SMB.

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    Re: Choosing Hypothesis

    Neither is a hypothesis, however.

    A hypothesis could be "Customers are more satisfied with the non-financial services provided by SMB" and then your study set out to prove or disprove that hypothesis.

    What you have is simply a summary statement.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Choosing Hypothesis

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Neither is a hypothesis, however.

    A hypothesis could be "Customers are more satisfied with the non-financial services provided by SMB" and then your study set out to prove or disprove that hypothesis.

    What you have is simply a summary statement.
    Thank you for your correction

    I forgot to edit it...
    It was my main objective.

    So which is more appropriate to use? A or B?

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    Re: Choosing Hypothesis

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    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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