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hypothesis

a prediction derived from theoretical analysis that is couched in a form precise enough to be subjected to testing against empirical data. In economics, hypotheses are generated by a process of logical deduction from sets of initial assumptions about the behaviour of consumers, producers, etc., and are generally tested by collecting economic data and using statistical techniques to analyse them. This testing can lead to modification of the economic theory in the light of the new economic data or to abandonment of that theory in favour of an alternative theory that better explains the facts. See HYPOTHESIS TESTING.
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SOCRATES: Do we not say that virtue is a good?--This is a hypothesis which is not set aside.
One single hypothesis of the observers of Long's Peak could ever be realized, that which foresaw the case of the travelers (if still alive) uniting their efforts with the lunar attraction to attain the surface of the disc.
It is of much too grave a nature to speak of it, so long as it continues to be only a hypothesis."
The hypothesis of mental continuity throughout organic evolution may be used in two different ways.
According to the testimony of many reputable residents of the vicinity these were inconsistent with any other hypothesis than that the house was haunted.
You say they are marks of finger-nails, and you set up the hypothesis that she destroyed her child.
While some of their reluctance to visit natural areas has to do with socialization differences (subcultural hypothesis), some of it is because they just do not know what options are available.
Regarding the results of table 1 and the score for chi-square test which is 1.239, and also the significance level which is 0 for the chi-square test, with the confidence level of 95 % hypothesis [H.sub.0] is rejected and hypothesis [H.sub.1] of the difference in the answers is approved.
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The hypothesis or question needs to be well founded and refined to produce relevant results (von Schnacky, 2014).
Tests: Answers should involve flying the kite after changing only the variable that the student identified in the hypothesis as the reason why the kite won't fly.