Come up with a very simple hypothesis about the world around you that is specific, measurable,…
Come up with a very simple hypothesis about the world around you that is specific, measurable, makes a prediction and is falsifiable. Go collect data that evaluates the prediction. This data should be simple such that it could be tested with a t test, ANOVA or linear regression and only requires N<20.
Jack’s example: Hypothesis: knives are on average longer than forks. I would then measure 5 knives and 5 forks selected at random from my draw and perform an appropriate statistical test on that data.
Note on marking: There are no extra marks for an interesting hypothesis, or well researched hypothesis, or a significant result. This exercise is evaluating your understanding of a hypothesis, null hypothesis, performing statistic tests and making inferences from statistical analyses. Keep it simple!
- State the hypothesis Write fewer than 35 words
- State the null hypothesis Write fewer than 35 words.
- Perform a statistical test which evaluates the hypothesis.