## Sep 13, 2016 · How to Write a Hypothesis

How do you know which hypothesis to put in H_{0} and which one to put in H_{a}? Typically, the null hypothesis says that nothing new is happening; the previous result is the same now as it was before, or the groups have the same average (their difference is equal to zero). In general, you assume that people’s claims are true until proven otherwise. So the question becomes: Can you prove otherwise? In other words, can you show sufficient evidence to reject H_{0}?

For example, if you found that the mean height of male Biology majors was significantly larger than that of female Biology majors, you might report this result (in blue) and your statistical conclusion (shown in red) as follows:

## science fair project - how to write a hypothesis

An academic thesis, also known as a dissertation, is a substantial work produced by a graduate student to communicate their research and earn a degree. A thesis will typically include a review of the current state of research in the field of interest followed by a central hypothesis to investigate further. The bulk of the thesis will then focus around the methods and results of the research performed, followed by a discussion on how the results add to the field in general. Theses are long, highly structured and include a lot of advanced document tools (such as cross-referencing); this is where LaTeX really shines.