Below are some of the important types of hypothesis

- Simple Hypothesis
- Complex Hypothesis
- Empirical Hypothesis
- Null Hypothesis
- Alternative Hypothesis
- Logical Hypothesis
- Statistical Hypothesis

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**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

- Smoking leads to Cancer
- The higher ratio of unemployment leads to crimes.

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**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

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

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**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.** **