Forming Hypotheses & Questions About Economic Issues


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A ____ is an educated guess.

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1. Which of the following is not necessary when developing an economic question?

2. Does the insurance industry need to care more to make more money? This is not a good question because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understand better what you know about economic questions and hypotheses with this quiz and worksheet. Test your knowledge with questions on how hypotheses are used in economics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will assess how well you know how to:

  • Define an assumption based on what is assumed to be factual
  • Determine what is required when coming up with an economic inquiry
  • Assess an example sentence on whether or not it is an appropriate question
  • Identify the type of hypothesis that concurs something will not be affected
  • Analyze a given scenario with regard to its viability as an economic question

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following study skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding assumptions based on what is assumed to be true and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what makes for an appropriate economic question
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about economic questions and hypotheses

Additional Learning

For more information about the subject, review the lesson called Forming Hypotheses & Questions About Economic Issues. The lesson will help you understanding the following study objectives:

  • Recognize the purpose of posing questions and hypotheses
  • Assess poor examples of economic questions
  • Define alternative hypothesis