Learn how to create hypotheses to drive your recommendation
- Once you've defined your question in the structure…thought process you should jump to a hypothesized answer.…A hypothesis is a tentative explanation for an observation…or phenomenon taken to be true for the sake of argument…to further prove or disprove the point.…You're going to use a hypothesis to give direction…to your problem solving.…So, why should you be hypothesis driven?…First, it's going to help you drive to an answer quickly.…
If you have a bunch of possible options…and you say I think we should go north,…well I'm going to prove or disprove north,…I'm not going to do junk analysis on south…and east and west because they don't help me prove…or disprove that initial hypothesis.…That gives me the speed from an analytical standpoint…of getting to that answer quickly.…Having that clear hypothesis also ensures…everyone understands what the recommendation is.…
Driving that clarity around,…here's where were going,…helps me do the right analysis,…and make sure everyone is aligned…with what that ultimate answer is.…
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- Recall how to use the Structured Thought and Communication method.
- Identify the best architectural style for your idea.
- Explore strategies for choosing the right title.
- Recognize efficient ways to prove and disprove hypotheses.
- Recall methods for conducting an analysis.
- Identify the most salient facts.
- Explore how to best finalize a presentation.