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it is your prediction of what you think will happen after your experiment Use the format: "If...Then...Because" to help you write a proper one. ;)

A hypothesis is an educated guess.

"What does hypothesis mean?" "What is your hypothesis on the John F. Kennedy assassination?" "Can you come up with a hypothesis for how life is on Earth?"

A simple hypothesis is one in which all parameters of the distribution are specified. For example, if the heights of college students are normally distributed with, the hypothesis that its mean is, say,, that is , we have stated a simple hypothesis, as the mean and variance together specify a normal distribution completely. A simple hypothesis, in general, states that where is the specified value of a parameter, ( may represent etc). A hypothesis which is not simple (i.e. in which not all of the parameters are specified) is called a composite hypothesis.For instance, if we hypothesize that (and) or and, the hypothesis becomes a composite hypothesis because we cannot know the exact distribution of the population in either case. Obviously, the parameters and have more than one value and no specified values are being assigned. The general form of a composite hypothesis is or, that is the parameter does not exceed or does not fall short of a specified value. The concept of simple and composite hypotheses applies to both null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis.

If I had to say something it would be anything that cannot be tested. Existence of god, ghosts, etc. as the basis of the scientific method is to prove a hypothesis through tests and observations. Kinda butchered the explanation but you get what I mean. (I hope.)

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it is your prediction of what you think will happen after your experiment Use the format: "If...Then...Because" to help you write a proper one. ;)

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This means the data supported the hypothesis.

alternitive hypothesis

The null hypothesis is that there is no change in the population mean while the alternative hypothesis is that there is a change in the mean. The null hypothesis is stated as Ho:Mu=? in statistics while the alternative hypothesis is stated as Ho:Mu(<,>,≠)? depending on whether you are looking for mu to be greater, less than, or not equal to population mean.

HYPOTHESIS: a hypothesis is what you think will happen. You should try starting it off with my hypothesis is... next it will.... then it will... finally it will...

It means that the experiment is consistent with the hypothesis. It adds to the credibility of the hypothesis.

A hypothesis is an educated guess.

It means that he or she does not find the hypothesis to be plausible.

"What does hypothesis mean?" "What is your hypothesis on the John F. Kennedy assassination?" "Can you come up with a hypothesis for how life is on Earth?"

Not sure about an interactive hypothesis: are you sure you don't mean alternative hypothesis?

come up with and write a hypothesis