What is the role of theory and hypotheses in research and discuss the relationship between the two in formal academic research?
The role of theory in research is to bring forth more questions and hopefully, answers. A theory is your opinion of what happened and why it happened. The role of a hypothesis in research is to come up with possible outcomes of the research. A hypothesis is given before the research is started and the theory can be given at any time. Both the hypothesis and theory go hand in hand in some forms of research. A theory can be given at any time and that theory can be questioned. A hypothesis is always given before the research starts and can also be found to be false. I hope this helps!