Characteristics of hypothesis:
- Hypotheses should be clear and precise, as the inference drawn on its basis cannot be considered reliable.
- Hypotheses should be able to be tested which becomes so if deductions could be made from it to be confirmed or disapproved by observation.
- The purpose of hypotheses is to state relationships between variables to be considered a relational hypothesis. Hypotheses call for limited scope and being specific.
- Hypotheses should be stated in more simple terms to be comprehended by all which does not concern itself with its significance.
- It should be consistent with a crucial body of established facts.
- Within a reasonable time hypotheses should be amenable to testing. Even if the hypothesis is excellent, it should not be used if it cannot be tested in logical time.
- The facts should be explained by hypotheses that gave rise to the need for explanation. Therefore, when the researcher uses hypotheses and other common and well accepted generalizations, the researcher should be able to deduce the initial original problem. Thus the hypotheses should fulfill its purpose of explaining what it seeks to explain, having empirical reference.