Law School Discussion

"hypothesis" vs. "conclusion"

pocketaces

"hypothesis" vs. "conclusion"
« on: May 06, 2006, 07:37:27 PM »
When a question asks something like "what role does the statement 'blah blah blah' play in the argument above," does

"it is a hypothesis for which the teacher offers additional evidence"

mean the same thing as

"it is the conclusion which the argument sets out to prove" ?

thanks

magnumalv

Re: "hypothesis" vs. "conclusion"
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2006, 12:35:57 PM »
They are similar, but subtely different:

A hypothesis is a theory that you begin with, then add supporting evidence.

A conclusion is something you glean after examining the evidence provided.