Exploring the Working Hypothesis
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This PowerPoint presentation complements the conference paper “It is a Working Hypothesis: Searching for Truth in a Post-Truth World” (https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8201). It highlights the working hypothesis as a micro conceptual framework for exploratory empirical inquiry. The presentation defines the working hypothesis, focuses in on the nature of hypotheses in social science, examines the nature of exploratory research, positions the working hypothesis and exploratory research within a larger philosophical scheme, takes into account practical considerations and provides examples of how a study could use working hypotheses.