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The research question is what your research is trying to explain/find answer. It generally attempts to find a way to relate your experiment with a target population (usually humankind).

The statistical question deals with your specific experiment as in how your experiment affects your sample population. It is essentially what you are trying to determine.


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A company has developed a new pesticide designed to control pine beetles in the coniferous forests, but the law requires that it's effect on fish populations is tested first before it can be released. Thus, we'll test the pesticide on the mortality of a chose fish species in our lab.


Research Question: To what extent will the use of the new pesticide harm native fish poplulations?


Statistical Question: How does the pesticide, when introduced to the water source, affect the fish we have in our lab?

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