Establishing the Concept of Research Hypothesis Through the Relationship Between Demand in Nigeria International Air Passenger Traffic and Economic Variables
International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 105-113
Received: Apr. 22, 2017;
Accepted: May 11, 2017;
Published: Nov. 5, 2017
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Adeniran Adetayo Olaniyi, Department of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Adekunle Emmanuel Adewale, Department of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Oyedele Oluwaseun Jubril, Control Tower, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Akure Airport, Akure, Nigeria
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The purpose of this paper is to gaudily examine the following; concept of research hypothesis; basic steps involved in hypothesis testing; characteristics of hypothesis; and interpretation of results. Furthermore, the following hypotheses are tested using computed test and establishing the Null Hypotheses which states that there is no statistical significant relationship between % change in International Air Passenger Traffic (Annual) and % change in Consumer Inflation Price (CPI); and there is no statistical significant relationship between % change in International Air Passenger Traffic (Annual) and % change in Naira Value to Dollar (parallel market). The first and the second hypotheses were not rejected which gives a basis for the alternate hypotheses not to stand. The fact that the two variables involved in the first and second hypotheses are not statistically significant is a very good sign for a very weak explanation, very weak causal relationship and very weak description. From the research hypotheses conducted, it is quite obvious that independent variables cannot affect the dependent variable, this is a sign that increase or decrease in other indices determining the situation of the economy cannot affect the demand of International Air Passenger traffic. This can be attributed to the high importance of air transport, the derived nature of transport, and the unique characteristics of airline products (services).
Research Hypothesis, Null Hypothesis, Alternate Hypothesis, Transportation
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Adeniran Adetayo Olaniyi,
Adekunle Emmanuel Adewale,
Oyedele Oluwaseun Jubril,
Establishing the Concept of Research Hypothesis Through the Relationship Between Demand in Nigeria International Air Passenger Traffic and Economic Variables, International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
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