* A falsifiable hypothesis
that can be subjected to an experimental test and subjected to proof by systematic attempts to discover its faults.
Then I asked the students to modify each of the testable questions into a falsifiable hypothesis
. Finally, they constructed a prediction for each 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.
(9.) According to Popper, a falsifiable hypothesis
is a conjecture that can--in principle--be refuted.
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.
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.
This is both surprising and disappointing, because earlier, he had provided very brief references to a dozen or so theories, with the central perspective of each described in a few sentences seemingly fashioned to highlight the possibility of reducing each to a falsifiable hypothesis
Alternatively, they may wish to simplify and narrow their line of inquiry to construct a single falsifiable hypothesis
. In the gaping-behavior example, students could easily test the hypothesis that gaping is a fixed action pattern--a stereotypical behavior released by a definable external cue.