Hypothesis


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Hypothesis

An assumption or theory.

During a criminal trial, a hypothesis is a theory set forth by either the prosecution or the defense for the purpose of explaining the facts in evidence. It also serves to set up a ground for an inference of guilt or innocence, or a showing of the most probable motive for a criminal offense.

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The final hypothesis, the discrimination hypothesis, says that perceived and actual discrimination bars participation.
Regarding the results of table 1 and the score for chi-square test which is 72.799, and also the significance level which is 0 for the chi-square test, with the confidence level of 95 % hypothesis [H.sub.0] is rejected and hypothesis [H.sub.1] of the difference in the answers is approved.
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With a hypothesis, readers should be able to read the article and state clearly if the hypothesis was supported or not supported by study results.
A hypothesis is a possible explanation based on observations or data that you can prove or disprove by testing.
Finally, the globalization hypothesis links that phenomenon to the falling labor share of income: U.S.
A SCIENTIFIC tool that can usefully be adapted for gambling is the null hypothesis. The most successful gamblers of whom I am aware use it, though they might not realise that they do.
First, a null hypothesis is constructed which equates to "no difference." This typically means that the sample observation arose purely due to chance.
Hypothesis I: As the amount of oil supply of an African recipient country increases, the China's OFDI flow will increase.
So, why does the science community continue to do attribution studies and assume that humans have no influence as a null hypothesis?
The left side of the equation gives the odds ratio in favour of one hypothesis ([H.sub.1]) compared to a competing hypothesis ([H.sub.2]) after considering new data.
Although he did not explicitly use the term "hypothesis," it was the thing he was criticizing, hypothesis being defined as "whatever is not derived from phenomena, an unproven premise, advanced without evidence, as a tentative explanation" (3).