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  • Hypothesis — A hypothesis (from Greek polytonic|ὑπόθεσις ) consists either of a suggested explanation for a phenomenon (an event that is observable) or of a reasoned proposal suggesting a possible correlation between multiple phenomena. The term derives from… …   Wikipedia

  • hypothesis — noun /haɪˈpɒθɪ̈sɪs/ a) A tentative conjecture explaining an observation, phenomenon or scientific problem that can be tested by further observation, investigation and/or …   Wiktionary

  • hypothesis testing — In statistics, a method for testing how accurately a mathematical model based on one set of data predicts the nature of other data sets generated by the same process. Hypothesis testing grew out of quality control, in which whole batches of… …   Universalium

  • Null Hypothesis: The Journal of Unlikely Science — Categories Science Satire and Information Publisher Null Hypothesis Ltd First issue 2004 Country England Website http://www.null …   Wikipedia

  • hypothesis — hy‧poth‧e‧sis [haɪˈpɒθss ǁ ˈpɑː ] noun hypotheses PLURALFORM [ siːz] [countable] STATISTICS an idea that can be tested to see if it is true or not: • These results support the hypothesis that individuals are willing to pay more in order to live …   Financial and business terms

  • Null — may refer to: Contents 1 In computing 2 In art 3 In mathematics 4 In science 5 People …   Wikipedia

  • hypothesis — hypothesis, hypothesis testing A hypothesis is an untested statement about the relationship (usually of association or causation) between concepts within a given theory . Hypothesis testing involves the testing of a hypothesis in a scientific… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Null hypothesis — For the periodical, see Null Hypothesis: The Journal of Unlikely Science. The practice of science involves formulating and testing hypotheses, assertions that are capable of being proven false using a test of observed data. The null hypothesis… …   Wikipedia

  • Null Hypothesis — A type of hypothesis used in statistics that proposes that no statistical significance exists in a set of given observations. The null hypothesis attempts to show that no variation exists between variables, or that a single variable is no… …   Investment dictionary

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