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5. What is a Hypothesis

Hypothesis Activity

Learning Goal:

Understand what a hypothesis is and how to support it.

Hypothesis definitions to help understanding:

  1. When you answer questions about what you think will happen, you're making a hypothesis. A hypothesis is an educated guess, or a guess you make based on information you already know. ... This lets you discover if your hypothesis was correct or incorrect.

  1. A hypothesis states your predictions about what your research will find. It is a tentative answer to your research question that has not yet been tested. For some research projects, you might have to write several hypotheses that address different aspects of your research question.


  1. Getting 8 hours of sleep can lead to more alert students.

  2. Daily apple consumption leads to fewer doctor’s visits.

Sample Example From worksheet 2 (About Sophie and her mobile plan)

Hypothesis - When making a major consumer and financial decision, a range of influencing factors, detailed product information and potential short-and long-term consequences should be considered.

Sample Questions:



  1. Research to find information to support the following hypothesis:

Mazda’s make the best medium size cars for young male or female adults”.

(Note: You are able to change the car brand name to any brand you want to research, choose either ,ale or female.)

Research to find information to support this statement.

  1. Complete the questions below. I have done the key question for you.

Sub-question 1

Key question

How do young adults make a decision to purchase a car?

Sub-question 3

Sub-question 2

Some hints of where to start:

This site shows the top 10 car sales in Australia in 2019:


This site shows prices of cars:


This site has information about car buyers ages:


  1. Summarise information found and provide evidence below (include website references):

  1. Write a summary of your findings in a TEEL paragraph.

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