A hypothesis is an idea or explanation that is based on a hunch or explanation. A certain phenomena, for example, can be considered an example of a hypothesis if the supposed outcome is considered unknown. Â In order to test or prove a certain idea, situation, or speculation to be true or untrue, it must go through a testing or experimentation process. Â Without testing, a hypothesis will remain as it is, without a clear indication whether it is true or untrue. Â Testing is needed for the simple reason that a hypothesis needs to be determined whether it is one thing or another.
In the field of scientific research, for example, hypotheses play a major role in various experiments and discoveries. Â Formulating a hypothesis literally triggers the start of a research or testing process. Â Without a speculative point of view or any observance of a particular situation, there will be nothing to test, and there will be nothing to prove if something is true or not. Â Using strict experiment guidelines, for example, a hypothesis should be tested several times to make sure that the results are reliable and accurate. Â It is also important that the person who formulated the hypothesis does not know the exact result of a certain speculation or phenomenon in question. Â This is to ensure that the testing of the hypothesis is done in a strict and scientific way. Â Personal bias is also excluded when the testing is done using standard procedures and guidelines.
In the case of testing the actual changes that are brought about by exposure to a certain chemical, for example, the hypothesis may point to one specific result. Â Using this particular hypothesis as the basis for testing, different scenarios and test conditions must be done in order to truly get the best and most accurate result. Â Without proper testing, the hypothesis may not be proven as true or untrue.