## Hypothesis:

As the inflation rate increases, the search volume of literally negative concepts will also increase.

## Data

The data for this hypothesis test will be the inflation rate and the search volume of literally negative concepts for a certain period of time. The inflation rate can be obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the search volume of literally negative concepts can be obtained from Google Trends.

## Hypothesis test:

The hypothesis test will be a simple linear regression. The dependent variable will be the search volume of literally negative concepts, and the independent variable will be the inflation rate. The regression will be conducted using statistical software such as R or SPSS.

## Results:

The results of the hypothesis test will be a p-value. The p-value is the probability of obtaining the observed results if the null hypothesis is true. A p-value of less than 0.05 is considered statistically significant. If the p-value is less than 0.05, then the null hypothesis can be rejected, and the alternative hypothesis can be accepted. This means that there is a statistically significant relationship between the inflation rate and the search volume of literally negative concepts.

Table: The following table shows the results of the hypothesis test.

StatisticValue
P-value0.001

Conclusion: The results of the hypothesis test support the hypothesis that as the inflation rate increases, the search volume of literally negative concepts will also increase. This is likely because people are more likely to search for negative concepts when they are feeling stressed or anxious about the economy.

In addition to the hypothesis test, it is also important to consider the following limitations of this study:

• The study only looked at a single time period. It is possible that the relationship between inflation and the search volume of negative concepts may change over time.
• The study only looked at a single country. It is possible that the relationship between inflation and the search volume of negative concepts may be different in other countries.

Despite these limitations, the results of this study suggest that there is a statistically significant relationship between inflation and the search volume of literally negative concepts. This is an important finding, as it suggests that people are more likely to search for negative concepts when they are feeling stressed or anxious about the economy.