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Hypothesis/Hypothetico-Deductive Method

Core definition

A hypothesis is a logical conjecture or educated guess about the relationship between two or more variables expressed as a testable statement. In the hypothetico-deductive method, hypotheses are deduced from theory and evidence is gathered in order to test these hypotheses.

Longer explanation

In the world of science, there's an accepted formula for ...

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