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What is a hypothesis?

I know it's weird to ask this but i always get confused with it's meaning.
In Topics: Helping my child with science
> 60 days ago

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greenprof2
Feb 12, 2014
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What the Expert Says:

Hi -
You might hear it said that an hypothesis is an educated guess. NOT so! It isn't a guess. It is a tentative explanation for some phenomenon. Theories are also explanations but are more well established ones with lots of lines of evidence to support them. An hypothesis is like a baby theory, much simpler, more tentative - waiting for the evidence to support or reject it.

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TeacherandParent
TeacherandP... writes:
Teachers get confused with its meaning too... and some of them use the word 'thesis' and others use the word 'hypothesis' but they're essentially the same thing. Scientists tend to use the word 'hypothesis' and writers tend to use the word 'thesis' but both are a central point in writing - the point you are trying to prove either through research or just to prove it in your essay.
This could be a hypothesis or a thesis.
Abraham Lincoln was the best President America has ever had.
Or in science
Mice which are fed protein will grow faster than mice on a carbohydrate diet.

The rest of your paper will try to prove the thesis or hypothesis. For Lincoln you could one paragraph each about each of his accomplishments. For the mice paper, you'd need more than your own ideas to support that hypothesis - you'd need to quote some sources or have done such research yourself.
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adele_goodman
adele_goodman writes:
Hypothesis is a statement that provides a probable clarification for an incident. It is not a statement of opinion; it is a statement that can be tested, which is why it is frequently used in research essays. Students generally look forward to essay writing services that can help these students in writing their papers quite easily and also in a very easy way. But before that you can read essay writing service reviews to get knowledge about how they work.
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Walterrruiz
Walterrruiz writes:
A hypothesis is a tentative statement about the relationship between two or more variables. A hypothesis is a specific, testable prediction about what you expect to happen in your study. If you need a writing support then go for a best legit essay writing service(https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20141104205740AAZH37V) for more use.
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deenamathew
deenamathew writes:
A hypothesis is an idea or explanation that you then test through study and experimentation. This site can give clear information.

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