I knew it that I would not be able to make the hypothesis for my study. I was doing so well in my research, but then this hypothesis came and destroyed everything, my motivation, my hard work everything, I am fed up. Please tell me how to make a hypothesis? How many hypothesis should a study have?
A hypothesis is a specific statement of prediction. It describes in concrete terms what you expect will happen in your study. Not all studies have hypotheses. Sometimes a study is designed to be exploratory. There is no formal hypothesis, and perhaps the purpose of the study is to explore some area more thoroughly to develop some specific hypothesis or prediction that can be tested in future research. A single study may have one or many hypotheses.
No. of hypothesis depends on the objective of your study. It is never specified.
The hypothesis is a clear statement of what is intended to be investigated. It should be specified before research is conducted and openly stated in reporting the results.
It allows to:
Identify the research objectives
Identify the critical abstract concepts involved in the research
Identify its relationship to both the problem statement and the literature review