Research - Generating and Testing Hypotheses

Generating & Testing Hypotheses (Marzano, Pickering, & Pollock, 2001, pp. 103-110)

  • Requires students to access prior knowledge, apply new knowledge, and explain conclusions
  • Students can use inductive or deductive methods
  • Teachers should ask students to clearly explain their hypotheses and their conclusions
  • Process of generating and testing hypotheses can be used in all content areas

Systems analysis
Problem solving
Historical investigations
Inventions
Experimental inquiry
Decision making

Generating and Testing Hypotheses is an excellent research article from Focus on Effectiveness.