Hypoth-o-what? Defining Your Question

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Hypothesis is a mouthful of a term for what’s really a simple concept. Basically, it’s a question you develop and test – a fancy word for what we know as an “educated guess.” The hypothesis is the question you design your experiment around. And unlike most of the guesses you make in life, the worse the guess, the more fulfilling the results. After all, if you spend weeks (or months) constructing an experiment to prove something you already knew to be dead-on accurate, then you’re not exactly delving into the unknown.


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