A supposition; a proposition or principle which is supposed or taken for granted, in order to draw a conclusion or inference for proof of the point in question; something not proved, but assumed for the purpose of argument, or to account for a fact or an occurrence; as, the hypothesis that head winds detain an overdue steamer.
A tentative theory or supposition provisionally adopted to explain certain facts, and to guide in the investigation of others; hence, frequently called a working hypothesis.
idea being tested by experimenting.
A prediction which needs to be tested to tell if it is correct. An engineer can offer the hypothesis that a particular wing shape will not create enough lift to enable an airplane to fly. His or her hypothesis must then be tested using one or more of the Tools of Aeronautics to determine if it is correct.
a tentative, testable statement asserting that there is a relationship between certain facts and that an expected outcome will result from particular conditions. This proposition about a possible or probable relationship between variables is derived from the theoretical system and/or results of past research.
An unproved educated guess (or supposition) which tries to explain a set of observations.
an educated guess or estimate
an unproved theory, proposition, supposition, and so on, tentatively accepted to explain certain facts or to provide a basis for further investigation, argument, and so on.
A concept or idea that can be falsified by various scientific methods. (I just put this in to remind everyone including myself :) )
a testable prediction about the relationship between two or more events or characteristics. (35)
In a conditional statement, it follows after “If”; symbolically, it is the p.
In research studies, a tentative statement of the relationship between two or more concepts or variables.
an idea or an assumption made about an observation that can be tested; one hypothesis about manatees in the Drowned Cayes is that they travel to and from the Belize River to get fresh water.
an assumption which may be tested experimentally and/or logically
an explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that accounts for a set of facts and can be tested by further investigation
educated guess concerning the cause of an observed phenomenon that is still unproven by experimentation
an unproved theory, proposition, supposition, etc. tentatively accepted to explain certain facts, or (working hypothesis) to provide a basis for further investigation, argument, etc., a theory.
A tentative explanation for an observation or phenomenon. A hypothesis is usually stated so that they can be tested through the scientific process.
An unverified by testable statement about the relationship between two or more variables.
An assumption that needs to be verified; a guess or theory used to temporarily explain something.
A statement about relationships among key variables.
the proposal of a solution to the question within the scientific method.
The provisional explanation of a phenomenon, based on probable arguments, until verified (or disproved) by subsequent events.
suggests solutions or answers by translating the problem into a precise prediction of expected outcomes.
Gk. hypo, under + tithenai, to put] A temporary working explanation or supposition based on accumulated facts and suggesting some general principle or relation of cause and effect; a postulated solution to a scientific problem that must be tested and if not validated, discarded.
an educated guess or proposition that is advanced as a basis for further investigation. A hypothesis must be subjected to an experimental test to determine its validity.
a theory or prediction made about the relationship between two variables.
(hy-poth'-e-sis) A formulation of a natural principle based on inference from observed data that is tentatively assumed, and then tested for validity by comparison with observed facts and by experimentation. A theory is less firmly founded and accepted by the scientific community than a theory. Once a hypothesis has been tested and is generally accepted by the scientific community, it becomes a theory.
A statement that can be tested. Often written as an "if-then" statement. (If I do such-and-such, then such-and-such will happen.)
A question to be researched.)
A testable proposition concerning the relationship between two or more events or concepts. For example, "absenteeism is affected by the management style adopted in the workplace" indicates that there is a relationship between management style and absenteeism, and this can be tested by gathering appropriate data.
A proposition (or set of propositions) proposed as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena to be tested by research.
A proposed explanation accounting for a set of facts that can be tested by further investigation.
A statement that may be true, but for which a proof (or disproof) has not been found.
An assertion subject to verification or proof.
a stage in the scientific method involving proposals in terms of accepted facts, §1-0, §1-2.
A supposition, hunch or guess about what or why something happens. More specifically, a proposition put forth as a basis for reasoning; a supposition formulated from proved data and presented as a temporary explanation of an occurrence, as in the sciences, often to establish as basis for further research. Lead A heavy metal that may be hazardous to health if breathed or swallowed (for example, by a child eating soil or paint contaminated with lead). Lead occurs in the atmosphere as particulate matter originating from natural and artificial pollution sources.
A proposed explanation for a phenomenon.
a statement that stipulates a relationship between a phenomenon for which the researcher seeks to account and one or more other phenomena.
A statement that predicts what you think will happen.
Conditional explanation of an observation or series of observations that typically proposes a cause for the observations. Must be testable and falsifiable.
A proposition usually relating two or more variables, but subject to empirical or factual tests.
Tentative assertion--usually attempting to explain a cause and effect--made in order to guide the empirical and logical investigation of a problem.
A concept or idea that can be falsified by various scientific methods. An unproven but testable scientific proposition. A theory is a statement with some confirmation.
See if-then statement.
A formal statement about the relationship between variables. A "hunch" about behaviors or events of interest that is examined in a research study.
hypotheses. Compare with theory. A hypothesis is a conjecture designed to guide experimentation. Hypotheses are extremely useful in problem solving, and are essential in developing new theories.
A testable statement about the natural world that can be used to build more complex inferences and explanations. It explains why something occurs. For example if the tomato plants in your garden did not produce as many fruits as the year before, one hypothesis might be that the excessive number of rainy days in the current year interfered with the pollination of the tomato flowers.
A theory or statement put forth to explain a finding.
Statement of theoretical principle about differences between groups or associations among them that is phrased in terms that are testable empirically. EX: The average healing time following surgical procedure A is less than following procedure B. Dr. Smith is a better surgeon than Dr. Jones is not a hypothesis because it is not testable as phrased. [See null hypothesis
a question about the natural world that can be verified or disproved by observation and/or experimentation.
a tentative assumption made to draw out and test its logical or empirical consequences. In hypothesis testing, the hypothesis is labeled "null" or "alternative", depending on the decision maker's concerns for making a decision error.
a proposed explanation or conclusion based on evidence
a supposition or trial proposition made as a starting point for further investigation.
is a hunch or guess that is used to begin a study. It is a prediction about what will happen or why something will happen.
An assumption or prediction designed to be tested
A statement of the relation between two or more variables/concepts (Fortune, 1999)
level: Comprehensive (3) [ order by level] A human mental construct that is used to provide a reasonable, preliminary, causal explanation of a set of facts.
order by term] level: Comprehensive (3) A human mental construct that is used to provide a reasonable, preliminary, causal explanation of a set of facts.
A statistically testable statement. See Null hypothesis.
a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
a belief used to unveil the reality beneath the surface of our observations
a broad assumption based on nothing more than subjective observation
a clear statement(s) of conjecture about a problem, expressing a relationship between or among variables
a conjecture in which it is possible to perform an experiment or take an observation which could sustain or refute it
a conjecture or an unproved model
a construct that can produce phenomena that are isomorphic with the empirical statements from which it was induced
a contention that has been neither well supported nor ruled out by experiment yet
a contention that has not (yet) been either well supported nor ruled out by experiment
a decision based on the results of the experiment
a declarative statement that typically expresses the relationship between variables
a formal statement that presents the expected relationship between an independent and dependent variable
a formulation of a question that lends itself to a prediction
a group of statements with no explicit or implied truth value
a guess about the answer to the question, but the guess must be based on facts
a guess about the result of the experiment
a guess as to why something happens
a guess based on a premonition
a hunch or proposition about the outcome of your question of inquiry
a hypothetical explanation of the observations
a idea without supporting information based purely on observation
a limited statement regarding cause and effect in specific situations
a logical supposition, a reasonable guess, an educated conjecture which may give direction to your thinking with respect to the problem and thus aid in solving it
an assumption based upon insufficient information and observation
an assumption made by scientists for discussion about their scientific problems
an assumption or best guess based on all available data and facts
an assumption that a scientist makes
an attempt at a generalization, an attempt to capture an observed pattern or regularity
an attempt to explain previously unconnected facts, or an attempt to explain facts in a new way
an educated prediction about the outcome of your study
an educated prediction in regard to the relationship between two variables
an eductated guess
an empirically-testable statement about a relationship involving two or more variables
an expectation of how things should come out which is falsifiable, in the sense that the new observations might not be consistent with the expectations
an explanation, tentative and unsure of itself, for specific phenomena about which you have questions
an explanation to be taken seriously but it is not yet proven
an explanation used to explain a fact
an explanation with some evidence and testing behind it
an idea about the solution to a problem based on current knowledge and research
an idea or a set of ideas we form in order to understand or explain something
an idea or proposition that can be tested by observations or experiments, about the natural world
an idea or suggestion that has been put forward to explain a set of observations
an idea or theory that predicts what might happen
an idea that can be examined by experiment, and that is where the generosity of the previous paragraph kicks in
an idea that in science, is subjected to experimental testing
an idea which attempts to respect the facts one knows, but which, on the basis of one's estimate of plausibilities, tentatively reaches beyond those facts
an idea with constraints that are meant to be referenced against fact through research
an if-then statement that implies a variable level of certainty, as in if the victim was mutilated, the perpetrator is most likely disturbed
an output-geomorphic class, such as fine-grained homogeneous mud, a variable is a raster image of derived values (i
an unproven idea, a jump in the dark
a possible answer to a question or solution to a problem
a possible explanation for a group of related observations
a possible explanation for a scientific problem
a possible explanation for the question
a potential answer to a question
a potential explanation for how something works
a predicted outcome of an experiment and is a statement that can be subjected to rigorous statistical analysis
a prediction about the outcome of an experiment
a prediction, based on observation, that can be tested
a prediction of a relationship between one or more factors and the problem under study that can be tested
a prediction of behavior drawn directly from a theory
a prediction that can be tested experimentally
a prediction which expresses the expected outcome in a given situation
a predictive statement based on a series of observations
a proposal to explain something
a proposed explanation for a collection of data
a proposed explanation of those facts
a proposition about some specified group of phenomena set forth as provisional conjecture to guide investigation
a proposition about the area that you are studying and is expressed as a statement of fact or what you believe to be true
a proposition or explanation that is not at all certain, and demands evidence prior to acceptance
a proposition or supposition regarding a theory that is tentatively accepted to explain known phenomena or to provide a basis for further investigation
a proposition tentatively assumed in order to test its truthfulness against facts that are known or may be determined
a proposition that is consistent with known data, but has been neither verified nor shown to be false
a proposition which, if true, provides an explanation for phenomena which are otherwise inexplicable
a provisional idea whose de facto merit is to be evaluated for its acceptability as the basis of action
a provisional or working explanation, assumed true only to guide experimentation or for the sake of argument
a provisional solution for a question generated through the observation of an event
a question that has been reworded into a form that can be tested by an experiment
a set of exact questions which can be answered by examining the data (e
a 'small' cause and effect statement about a specific set of circumstances
a specific prediction based on the theory
a specific result that a scientist expects from an experiment or observation
a specific statement developed by a scientist from observations
a specific, testable and falsifiable proposition or idea
a specific, testable prediction about what you expect to happen in your study
a specific testable proposition about a phenomenon
a statement about a population ( Not about a sample or the data)
a statement about the value(s) of one or more parameters
a statement about what is likely to be true
a statement of fact that can be proven or disproved
a statement of the expected relationship between or among the things being studied
a statement of the expected relationship between the variables under study
a statement of the theory that a researcher is trying to prove
a statement of the type "If
a statement of what the researcher thinks will happen in the experiment
a statement of what your study results might be
a statement of what you think your research is going to show
a statement of your prediction of what you expect the results to show
a statement regarding the predicted outcome of a particular experiment
a statement showing expected relation between two variables
a statement that can be either true or false
a statement that may be believed to be true but is not verified, e
a statement that may or may not be true
a statement that predicts the outcome of your experiment
a statement that provides an answer to the problem based solely on the data collected
a statement that provides the direction you will take while making your experimental plan to answer your question
a statement whose truth can be tested in a survey
a statement whose truthfulness is not known, but which -- if it were true -- would explain some set of observations
a succinct statement of that which you wish to explain--the dependent variable--and its causes--the independent variables
a suggestion for a way of explaining a set of observations
a supposition for explaining observed facts, expressed in a form that will allow it to be tested and thus accepted or rejected
a supposition made as a starting point for further p investigation from known facts
a supposition that you want to test during the course of your essay
a supposition, which requires facts to back it up in order to become a theory
a temporary belief to be verified by observation and evidence
a tentative assertion of a relationship between factors or events that is subject to verification or rejection
a tentative assertion subject to verification or falsification
a tentative assertion that is subject to testing
a tentative belief, a possible fact, a hint of knowledge
a tentative, educated explanation of the facts
a tentative explanation for an observable fact
a tentative explanation for an observed phenomena
a tentative explanation for certain behaviors, phenomena, or events that occurred or will occur
a tentative explanation of a set of observations
a tentative explanation of your observation (e
a tentative explanation proposed by a scientist
a tentative explanation that can be tried out to see if, in fact, it works
a tentative explanation to account for the observations made
a tentatively held conjecture for the purposes of developing predictions and related experiments
a tentative statement of what you think you are likely to find out in your research
a tentative statement that proposes a possible explanation to some phenomenon or event
a tentative, testable generalization that may be used to explain a relatively large number of events in the natural world
a testable explanation for an observed event, phenomenon or behavior
a testable prediction about a problem
a theory or conjecture about the way some aspect of the world works
a theory or something that is not proven, a speculation
a theory that has been proved a tentative explanation for a natural phenomenon a description of a pattern or relationship in experimental data obeyed under any circumstances
a value judgment, a statement based on an opinion about a population
a very specific statement about how the world works that logically follows from the theory
a well-formed guess about a relationship between variables
a well-informed conjecture established on the results we consider we will detect by the implementation of an experiment
a working assumption (an educated speculation) that attempts to explain what we are observing
A prediction in combination with a reason why events will occur; a because statement.
A proposed explanation of facts that can be proved by testing.
a set of ideas or models that provides an explanation of why something always occurs in the natural world indicator a substance used to detect the presence of another substance. For example, iodine is an indicator of the presence of starch.
A set of proposed ideas to be used as the basis for further reasoning, without assumption of its truth; a postulated solution used as the basis for investigation or experiment.
A statement proposed as true or accurate before actual testing of the claim is made (logically or empirically); a theory.
A potential explanation for a condition or set of facts that can be tested through further investigation.
formal idea or theory tested in a scientific study.
A highly educated guess based on the available data.
A guess, made for the purpose of testing an idea.
an idea or explanation for something that is based on known facts but has not yet been proved
A proposition advanced by the researcher which is evaluated using the data collected.
A theory that is being tested. For an experimental study to properly test a hypothesis, it needs to be prespecified and clearly articulated so that the design, conduct, and interpretation of the study can properly test it. A prespecified hypothesis is also called a 'prior hypothesis'. Studies are often framed to test what is called the 'null hypothesis': that is, that the treatment in question has no effect. (3)
a suggested explanation for something; an intelligent guess as a starting point for further investigation.
As a result of observation and thought scientists make a guess or hypothesis. They then test the hypothesis by carrying out experiments. If the experiments turn out as expected then this suggests the hypothesis is correct. Much more work is usually required before it is accepted as scientific knowledge or theory.
an assumption based on evidence.
A formula derived by inference from scientific data that explains a principle operating in nature.
tentatively accepting an explanation as the basis for further investigation.
a tentative explanation for an observation or phenomena that can be tested through experimentation.
a possible explanation to a question.
Idea or working explanation that can be tested
A supposition, arrived at from observation or reflection, that leads to refutable predictions. Any conjecture cast in a form that will allow it to be tested and refuted.
A statement or proposition capable of being tested. It must be stated in enough detail that its truth can be confirmed, e.g. by a survey. For example, "TV news is more interesting than comedies is not a hypothesis, but "Most Australians think that TV news is more interesting than comedies" is a hypothesis. A set of related hypotheses can be built into a theory.
an idea or explanation that is based on observations and that can be tested; a suggested explanation for an observation often stated in the form of a question that can be answered by the results of an experiment.(back)
A specific statement or proposition, stated in a testable (researchable) form, predicting a particular relationship among multiple variables.
A provisional explanation that can be tested scientifically.
An Idea or suggestion that is based on known facts and is used as a basis for reasoning or further inquisition. Hypothetical, based on a hypothesis, not necessarily true or real.
A supposition or assumption used as a basis of reasoning and experimentation.
A supposition or assumption advanced as a basis for reasoning or argument, or as a guide to experimental investigation.
an explanation for observations noted by researchers; a statement or a conjecture about the relationships among the variables that a researcher wants to study.
A testable prediction about the conditions under which an event will occur.
An educated guess that scientists make to predict an answer to a question.
A hunch or idea, especially concerning relationships between concepts or variables. That is, any hunch about the types of people, relationships among the different actors and actresses, or the way things are done in the target community. Such hypotheses then serve as guidelines for the design of information-gathering. Hypotheses may be deduced from theoretical systems, or they may arise inductively from specific empirical observations. They may also arise, seemingly spontaneously, from your thought processes.
hypothesis is a scientist's best estimation, based on scientific knowledge and assumptions, of the results of an experiment. It usually describes the anticipated relationship among variables in an experiment. The anticipated relationship between the dependent and independent variables is the result you expect when one variable reacts with another. A hypothesis typically leads to the crucial questions that must be addressed in the lab: did you find what you expected to find? Why or why not? The point of an experiment is to test the hypothesis.
A proposal or theory to explain a particular phenomenon. It can also be a concept that is not completely verified.
A hypothesis is an idea or concept concerning an observable event and its possible explanation. llness Illnesses occur when the body or mind is not healthy.
a proposition or supposition developed to provide a basis for further investigation or research.
a possible explanation to be tested
(Gr. hypothesis, foundation) A tentative theory or supposition provisionally adopted to explain certain facts and to guide in the investigation of other facts. Once proven by rigorous scientific investigation, it becomes a theory or a law.
A proposition explaining a phenomenon such as the function of a behavior or the origin of a trait. Hypotheses should be falsifiable (i.e., testable). Hypotheses are derived from theory.
A tentative answer to a question, from which testable predictions can be generated. (Contrast with theory.)
A statement which requires proof or evidence to be acceptable.
a trial answer which can be tested, with an experiment
a tentative statement or supposition, which may then be tested through research. immune complex: the result of a reaction between an antigen and a specific antibody. This combination of antigen bound by antibody may or may not cause adverse effects in a person.
a tentative assumption about causal relations put forward to explore and test its logical and usually empirical consequences (60)
A possible solution to a problem. An educated guess based on facts, ideas or observations.
an educated guess that can be tested or investigated
A testable statement of how two or more variables are expected to be related to one another.
An explanation for observed phenomena. A hypothesis is used as a basis for further observations or experiments.
is a tentative theory that can be proved or disproved through further investigation and analysis. Idiom
An hypothesis is a prediction of the relationship between an independent variable and dependent variable in an experiment. An example hypothesis: "The number of seeds that germinate will decrease with increasing concentration of NaCl."
a statement consisting of an action that can be tested and a predicted result. Making a hypothesis is part of scientific inquiry.
an unproved or unverified assumption that can be either used or accepted as probable in the light of established facts. Theological proposals should be viewed as hypotheses, subject to verification.
A hypothesis is a tentative explanation of existing data that is based on previous knowledge and that guides further inquiry through observing or experimenting. Hypotheses are derived from inferences drawn from observations and based on theory. They are offered as possible explanations and are generally stated in such a way that they lead to testable predictions.
A hypothesis is a tentative supposition with regard to an unknown state of affairs, the truth of which is thereupon subject to investigation by any available method, either by logical deduction of consequences which may be checked against what is known, or by direct experimental investigation or discovery of facts not hitherto known and suggested by the hypothesis (McGraw-Hill, Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology).
a possible, testable explanation, based on an educated guess and previous observations; a proposed solution to a scientific problem.
What evolution really is, because its just a theory. [See Theory.
A tentative explanation that accounts for a set of facts and can be tested by further investigation; a theory.
A precise statement relating to the research question to be tested.
A tentative statement made to test logical or empirical consequences.
an informed guess or assumption about a certain problem or set of circumstances (172)
An educated guess concerning the cause of an observed phenomenon that is then subjected to experimental tests to prove its accuracy or inaccuracy.
A tentative explanation based on theory to predict a causal relationship between variables.
an argument or set of arguments which are assumed to explain the occurrence of particular events or phenomena; formulating and testing hypotheses are the basis of scientific investigation
A tentative assumption made in order to draw out and test its logical or empirical consequences.
a tentative explanation for a question that can be tested by experimentation
a hypothesis is a provisional theory about some aspect of the world, or more narrowly the relationship between variables, which can be subject to test. In formulating a hypothesis it is important to specify limits the limits of its applicability. It is often possible to reformulate a research question as a hypothesis to be tested.
This is the supposition made as the basis for testing, used as the starting point for further investigation into finding defects. Normally a hypothesis for developing tests would include assumptions such as the following: "the documentation from which the tests are to be developed is almost entirely correct."
An answer to a question about a problem that can be true or false, and may or may not be supported by evidence 20, 50
A precise statement that makes a prediction about the results of a study. The purpose of the study is to test this prediction. A hypothesis is an element of a theory. A theory should consist of at least one testable prediciton. An experiment usually consists of an experimental hypothesis and a null-hypothesis.
(hð poth‚ƒ sis, hi-) n., pl. -ses (-sŽz) a provisional theory or assumption set forth to explain some class of phenomena. return
An educated guess. A speculative model for explaining something, which is based on what has been established to date. This is the first stage in scientific work. Hypotheses must then be scrutinized and tested against evidence in order to be considered "verified" to any degree. Non scientists commonly use the word "theory" for what is actually a mere hypothesis. This leads to a great deal of misunderstand and an under-appreciated level of certainty when the public hear scientists use the word "theory". For the actual definition of "theory", see that entry.
A tentative proposal made to explain certain observations or facts that requires further investigation to be verified.
An idea that may be tested through accepted scientific methods.
A supposition, or statement, used in science, that is precise enough to be tested.
A hypothesis is an assumption not proved by experiment or observation that is made for the sake of testing its soundness.
A proposition that is temporarily assumed in order to test its consistency with known facts or facts that can be acquired.
forming a generalization / question based on observations; involves asking questions, making inferences and predictions; must be testable/tested to establish credibility
A tentative proposition that will be used as the basis of intelligence research and analysis, and tested for accuracy or consistency.
an educated guess based on the information that you already knew or gathered. The hypothesis is a possible solution that's tested by making observations and conducting experiments
An assertion or conjecture about the distributions of one or more variables.
A tentative explanation for a phenomenon used as a basis for further investigation.
Statement based in inductive generalizations which is subject to deductive falsification.
A prediction that can be subjected to scientific analysis and review.
1) an educated guess, 2) a scientific theory unproven by experimentation, 3) (common) a theory ( but not that in science!)
An idea that can be experimentally tested; an idea with the lowest level of confidence.
A tentative and testable guess or premise.
In a trial, a statement relating to the possible different effect of the interventions on an outcome. The null hypothesis of no such effect is amenable to explicit statistical evaluation by a hypothesis test, which generates a value.
(1) In statistics, a statement that can be tested. (2) A rough synonym of conjecture. (3) In logic, the first part of an implication.
1. [a]n explanation that accounts for a set of facts and that can be tested by further investigation... , 2. [s]omething that is taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation.
An explanation of one or more phenomena in nature that can be tested by observations, experiments, or both.
A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.
A conglomeration of tracks determined by PQSNet to support a prediction of future behavior.
A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation. Oxford Reference Online Keyword(s): Hypothesis
one or more assumptions put forth to explain observed phenomena.
A hypothesis (from Greek ) consists either of a suggested explanation for a phenomenon or of a reasoned proposal suggesting a possible correlation between multiple phenomena. The term derives from the ancient Greek, hypotithenai meaning "to put under" or "to suppose". The scientific method requires that one can test a scientific hypothesis.