how to turn these into hypotheses statements?

1. Do people like cats better than dogs?

2. Do more women like blonde hair or brown hair?

3. Is Target a better store or is Walmart a better store?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The hypotheses is a statement, not a question. It is a statement of what you expect to find out. So, if you think that most people like dogs better than cats, the hypothesis is People prefer dogs more than people prefer cats. In science we like to avoid words like better and like because they are subjective rather than objective. How do you tell if someone likes something? If your experiment is designed as a choice, where the subjects pick a dog or a cat then you could phrase it as "People choose to own dogs more often than they choose to own cats". It might also be narrowed, like New pet owners choose to own dogs more often than cats.

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