(noun) A research method in which a hypothesis is deduced from theory and observable empirical evidence is collected to test the hypothesis.
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- Using the hypothetico-deductive model, if a hypothesis is true, the theory is confirmed but if the hypothesis is false, the theory is disconfirmed.
- Not all research requires a hypothesis such as ethnography and phenomenology which are intended to provide description.
- Gauch, Hugh G. 2003. Scientific Method in Practice. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
- Poletiek, Fenna. 2001. Hypothesis-testing Behaviour. Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.