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substantive hypothesis

Definition of Substantive Hypothesis

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

Substantive Hypothesis Pronunciation

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Syllabification: sub·stan·tive hy·poth·e·sis

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International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈsʌbstəntɪv haɪˈpɑθəsəs/
  • British English – /ˈsʌbstəntɪv haɪˈpɒθɪsɪs/

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Cite the Definition of Substantive Hypothesis

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “substantive hypothesis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 22, 2020 (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 January 22, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“substantive hypothesis.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Jan. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/>.