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By: Somya AgrawalHypothesis
MeaningIn ordinary context:Hypothesis means mere assumptions or supposition which are to be proved or disproved.In research context:Hypothesis is a formal question that is intended to resolve.
Definition Hypothesis may be defined as a proposition of a set of proposition set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group phenomenon either asserted merely as a provisional conjecture to guide some investigation or accepted as highly probablein the light of established facts.
Hypothesis DefinedAn educated guessA tentative point of viewA proposition not yet testedA preliminary explanationA preliminary Postulate
Definition by Various Authors“A hypothesis is a conjectural statement of the relation between two or more variables”. (Kerlinger, 1956)“Hypotheses are single tentative guesses, good hunches – assumed for use in devising theory or planning experiments intended to be given a direct experimental test when possible”. (Eric Rogers, 1966)