(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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- control group
- random sample
- spurious correlation
- statistical analysis
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 January 20, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
substantive hypothesis. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 20, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“substantive hypothesis.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 20 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/>.