falsifiable hypothesis

falsifiable hypothesis

A hypothesis stated with enough precision that it can be tested by acceptable rules of logic, empirical and statistical evidence, and thereby confirmed or disconfirmed.
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Then I asked the students to modify each of the testable questions into a falsifiable hypothesis.
We suggest, as a falsifiable hypothesis, that a regulated market in organs, undertaken in countries where safeguards and oversight are possible, is a plausible and morally defensible solution to the growing shortage of available organs.
For example, creating a falsifiable hypothesis regarding the efficacy of "energy medicine," or reaching consensus regarding observable or measurable events that correspond to presumed healing effects of complementary or alternative therapies is often problematic or paradoxical within the dominant framework.
This proposed idea is termed a falsifiable hypothesis - an idea that could, in principle, be disproved.
The trouble many scientists have with the concept of God is that it is not a falsifiable hypothesis, in other words, there is no logical means whereby one could, in principle, set about trying to disprove it.
Mainstream economists preach and pretend to practice the research in economics by developing falsifiable hypothesis and confronting the data.
Alternatively, they may wish to simplify and narrow their line of inquiry to construct a single falsifiable hypothesis.