substantive hypothesis

(noun) A hypothesis that represents an expected correlation between two variables.

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  • Plural: substantive hypotheses
  • A substantive hypothesis requires a null hypothesis test to confirm its validity.

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How to Cite the Definition of Substantive Hypothesis

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “substantive hypothesis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

substantive hypothesis. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “substantive hypothesis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“substantive hypothesis.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/>.