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I need help coming up with a hypothesis statement for microbiology?

I need help coming up with a hypothesis statement for microbiology? Topic: statement of hypothesis
June 19, 2019 / By Dinah
Question: We did an experiment on environmental samples and we had to take samples using various items thru the college such as house keys, waterfountains, toilet bowls and things like that. After we swabbed these items using a sterile cotton swab we put it on an agar plate and incubate it for 7 days...I need ideas of a hypothesis stament plz help me I am so lost
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Carina Carina | 1 day ago
Man of Ideas is correct. Start with a question. For example (as he stated) - do items that are interacted with more frequently more contaminated with bacteria compared to items that are less frequently used? Your hypothesis would then read - Items that are touched more often during the day will contain higher levels of bacteria. Another possible question: Do different items throughout the college contain different types of bacteria? Your hypothesis might be: All items which are interacted with by humans will have bacterial contamination however the type of bacteria will be different based on the type of interaction (ie holding keys in your hand vs sitting on a toilet seat or drinking from a water fountain).
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Carina Originally Answered: Finding the hypothesis statement?
I think that second chunk of text you posted is the closest to a hypothesis statement you've got, but it's kind of a wimpy one. A true hypothesis statement should say "will" not "could and may." Anyway, I think their general hypothesis was that keeping the activity records would increase physical activity. I hope this helps :-)
Carina Originally Answered: Finding the hypothesis statement?
Neither of those is a hypothesis. It should not be an "if . . . . then" format, but a more positive statement about the study, something like "A study of the relation between fruit disease and Penicillium in pack houses". Or, more positively, omit "A study", and dive straight in with "The relation between fruit disease and the occurrence of Penicillium in pack houses". Of course this does not say that a positive relation exists, presumably it is the object of the study to find out whether it is true. You might end up showing that Penicillium is not implicated. (Or perhaps this sounds slightly better : "The relation between the occurrence of fruit disease and Penicillium in pack houses." )

Anabelle Anabelle
u need to ask a question 1st such as: Are items that are touched more times a day have more bacteria?? Ex. Hypothesis: Items that are touched more often in a day carry more bacteria because a common way for bacteria to be transmitted is through human touch. GL
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Weaver Weaver
Another possible hypothetical question might be: Do items associated with water have higher counts due to an environment conducive to replication?
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Weaver Originally Answered: Is this statement a law, theory, hypothesis, all of the above, or none of the above?
Cannot be a theory because it does not prove or suggest any law. It is not a law either because it does not define any physical quantities. This is best described as a hypothesis. You are making an educated prediction that something over a period of time will cause a reaction. However, if it is proven already that "mice fed 1mg/kgu of pesticide..." then this is a fact. Either way in a laboratory you can use this fact as a hypothesis to prove that it is true.

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