The Efficacy of Hypothesis in Research in Performing Arts
School of Fine & Performing Arts
University of Madras, Chepauk
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - 600 005
Hypothesis is basically an assumption that is set forth prior to conducting research. Post the data collection and analysis of the same, the conclusion proves the hypothesis or throws light on another aspect of result/ research.
Typically most of the research methodology instructions received in the nascent stage of research in performing arts, point out to the importance of a hypothesis. Factors that are required for a good hypothesis are listed out.
However in actual research, it is not always necessary to set forth a hypothesis. While every hypothesis is followed by an in depth analysis and research of the data, every research activity need not necessarily have a hypothesis. The attempt in this paper is to examine the efficacy of research with and without a hypothesis being set forth.