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ERIC Number: EJ1057150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1446-6120
Understanding Hypotheses, Predictions, Laws, and Theories
Eastwell, Peter
Science Education Review, v13 n1 p16-21 2014
This paper discusses the relationships between the terms "hypothesis," "prediction," "theory," and "law." In so doing, it addresses some misconceptions found in the literature and suggests that the only interpretation of the term "hypothesis" needed is that of a causal hypothesis. A more valid depiction of the relationships between these key nature-of-science terms is then presented in diagrammatic form.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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