Types of Hypothesis, Null, Empirical, Complex & Logical Hypothesis

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 08:44 -- Umar Farooq

Below are some of the important types of hypothesis

  1. Simple Hypothesis
  2. Complex Hypothesis
  3. Empirical Hypothesis
  4. Null Hypothesis
  5. Alternative Hypothesis
  6. Logical Hypothesis
  7. Statistical Hypothesis

Simple Hypothesis

Simple hypothesis is that one in which there exists relationship between two variables one is called independent variable or cause and other is dependent variable or effect. For example

  1. Smoking leads to Cancer
  2. The higher ratio of unemployment leads to crimes.

Complex Hypothesis

Complex hypothesis is that one in which as relationship among variables exists. I recommend you should read characteristics of a good  research hypothesis. In this type dependent as well as independent variables are more than two. For example

  1. Smoking and other drugs leads to cancer, tension chest infections etc.
  2. The higher ration of unemployment poverty, illiteracy leads to crimes like dacoit, Robbery, Rape, prostitution & killing etc.

Empirical Hypothesis

Working hypothesis is that one which is applied to a field. During the formulation it is an assumption only but when it is pat to a test become an empirical or working hypothesis. 

Null Hypothesis

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