Hypothesis« Back to Glossary Index
A hypothesis is an assumption, or set of assumptions, made on the basis of limited evidence that either:
a) asserts something as a starting point for further investigation; or
b) confirms something as highly probable in light of established facts.
For the purposes of medicines development, the interest is in the hypothesis that asserts something – for example that a new treatment for a disease is better than the existing standard of care treatment.« Back to Glossary Index