Title

HYPOTHESIS Versus HYPERTHESIS

Document Type

Article

Department

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

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.

Publication

European Journal of Educational Sciences