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ERIC Number: EJ1236795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1857-6036
Hypothesis "versus" Hyperthesis
Baig, Abdul Mannan; Khann, Naveed Ahmed
European Journal of Educational Sciences, v1 n2 p297-299 Jun 2014
A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon. For a hypothesis to be a scientific hypothesis, it needs to tested using scientific method(s). Scientists generally base scientific hypotheses on previous observations that cannot be explained otherwise. A scientific hypothesis is a proposed explanation of a phenomenon, until it is rigorously tested. In contrast, a scientific theory has undergone extensive testing and accepted to be the accurate explanation behind an observation. Here, the use of term 'hyperthesis' is introduced that highlights missing link between a scientific hypothesis and a scientific theory. It is believed that this term will be valuable in describing research that does not fit the scientific norm.
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Language: English
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