# Stating hypotheses

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Need help formulating both numerical and verbal hypothesis statements on the subject of how social anxiety disorder affect the routine life of a person.

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This solution explains how to state a numerical and verbal hypothesis using an example of social anxiety disorder.

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Whenever you are stating hypotheses with hypothesis testing, you need to state a null and alternative hypothesis. Your null hypothesis (Ho) essentially states that the effect you think exists is not true. You then hope that your analysis indicates that you can reject the null, thus demonstrating that the effect does in fact exist. Your alternative hypothesis (Ha) states the difference or effect you are testing.

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