Mastering "Testing Ideas"

The Skill

Evaluating an hypothesis and testing ideas.

Essential Definition

After generating an hypothesis or an idea about the relationship among a set of data one must have the skills to evaluate the hypothesis. Evaluation means that the hypothesis is applied against other sets of data and other related conditions under controlled circumstances and the results are noted. What the evaluation or testing is looking for is consistency or inconsistencies between the what the hypothesis would predict and what actually occurred.

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