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Elaborate ori the definition of hypothesis. What are the Characteristics of a hypothesis?

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A $\textbf{{\color{#4257b2}Scientific Hypothesis }}$is an educated guess as to what the outcome of a research study will be(a proposed explanation for a phenomenon).

$\textbf{{\color{#4257b2}A hypothesis should be characterized by the following: }}$

1. $\textbf{Testability}$: It should be capable of being tested (i.e. counterexamples to the hypothesis should be logically and practically possible).

2. $\textbf{Clearness}$: A hypothesis should be conceptually clear.

3. $\textbf{Parsimony}$: The simpler the hypothesis the better it is.

4. $\textbf{Scope}$: The ability to apply the hypothesis to multiple cases of the phenomenon.

5. $\textbf{Fruitfulness}$: The ability to explain further phenomena in the future.

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