HYPOTHESIS Versus HYPERTHESIS
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
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.
European Journal of Educational Sciences
Baig, A. M.,
Khan, N. A.
(2014). HYPOTHESIS Versus HYPERTHESIS. European Journal of Educational Sciences, 1(2), 297-299.
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