Definition of Substantive Hypothesis
(noun) An hypothesis that represents an expected correlation between two variables.
Substantive Hypothesis Pronunciation
Syllabification: sub·stan·tive hy·poth·e·sis
- American English – /sUHb-stuhn-tiv hie-pAHth-uh-suhs/
- British English – /sUHb-stuhn-tiv hie-pOth-i-sis/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈsʌbstəntɪv haɪˈpɑθəsəs/
- British English – /ˈsʌbstəntɪv haɪˈpɒθɪsɪs/
- Plural: substantive hypotheses
- A substantive hypothesis requires a null hypothesis test to confirm its validity.
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- Word origin of “substantive” and “hypothesis” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- control group
- random sample
- spurious correlation
- statistical analysis
Cite the Definition of Substantive Hypothesis
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “substantive hypothesis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 28, 2023 (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 March 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“substantive hypothesis.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 28 Mar. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/substantive-hypothesis/>.