Sources of Hypothesis
Hypothesis may be developed from various sources. Some of the important sources are the followings:
1.A Hypothesis Arises from Intuition These hypothesis have no clear connection with the large body of social science. The intuition is associated with an individual who is influenced by environment.
2.A Hypothesis also Arises from Other Studies : The findings of a study may be formulated as hypotheses. The hypothesis followed in one study previously can be used in the present study.
3.Theory is Fertile Seed Bed of Hypotheses For example individuals who are rising in status are likely to be favourably inclined towards individuals and objects that are be helping their uplift in life. The researcher may identify the variables which the status of the said individuals.
4. Personal Happiness Provides Scope for Hypothesis The phenomenon of personal happiness has been studied in great detail. Happiness been correlated with income education occupation social class and so on.