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Hypothesis An hypothesis is an important scientific concept. Thus, it is important to define hypothesis. What is an hypothesis? Below is a definition of an hypothesis with respect to scientific research. (1)Hypothesis Definition:A hypothesis (which may be based on theory or prior findings) is a prediction concerning the relationship between variables or the outcome of a scientific study. Hypothesis Examples:Providing examples of hypotheses may help to clarify the meaning of an hypothesis, and also help in learning how to write an hypothesis. Below are two examples: 1. Imagine you were interested in investigating the influence of humor in ads on sales. Your hypothesis could be the following: A funny ad will result in more sales than an ad that is not funny.2. Now imagine that you were interested in investigating whether the number of pages in a book influences book sales. Your hypothesis could be the following: Books with more pages will sell more copies.Notes1. The article, Null Hypothesis, has a definition and example of the null hypothesis. |
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