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What is a Good Hypothesis? By Daniel Palazzolo, Ph.D. and Dave Roberts, UR Writing Fellow ( printable version here ) A good hypothesis has the following three characteristics:   It is theoretically grounded : it is based upon literature relevant to the topic.   It specifies the relationship between the values of two or more variables . This includes both the connection an   It makes a testable comparison using empirical data . This means that the data collected can disprove the hypot   Examples of Bad Hypotheses (Pollard, p. 33):
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Unformatted text preview: 1. In comparing individuals, some people are more likely to donate money to political candidates than other people. 2. Highly religious people vote at higher rates. 3. In comparing individuals, gendera and abortion attitudes are related. 4. Because of important cultural changes that began in the 1960s, many current political conflicts are based on generation Writer's Web | Writing Center | Make an Appointment | Library | Dept. of Political Science...
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