# The six most common forms of hypotheses are:

Let me give you an example of what I mean. The following is an introduction of what turned out to be a well-written paper, but the introduction was severely lacking:

## The Language of Hypothesis Testing

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### Here is what we do for directional hypothesis testing:

When we get the data we will calculate Z and then look it up in the Z table to see how unusual the obtained sample's mean is, if the null hypothesis Ho is true.

### One can never prove the truth of a statistical (null) hypothesis.

We decide: "The data (and its sample mean) are significantly different than the value of the mean hypothesized under the null hypothesis, at the .001 level of significance." This decision is likely to be wrong (Type I error) 1 time out of 1000.

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## Purpose; Hypothesis; Research; Procedure; ..

For example, if you were studying a membrane-bound transport channel and you discovered a new bit of information about its mechanism, you might present a diagram showing how your findings helps to explain the channel's mechanism.

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The Discussion will always connect to the by way of the question(s) or hypotheses you posed and the literature you cited, but it does not simply repeat or rearrange the Introduction.