Problem: After testing your hypothesis, what should you do next?a. Refine your hypothesisb. Come up with a theory to explain why movie preference is only sometimes related to birth week.c. Perform further interviews until you find more people who prefer horror movies.d. Assume that the 10 people you interviewed were lying about their birth week. Conduct further interviews in which you ask movie preference first and only ask about birth week when people say they like horror movies.In the course of a conversation, you observe that three of your friends like horror movies. Horror movies happen to be your favorite type of movie as well. You also know that all of these friends were born in the same week that you were, even in the same year.An astrology-loving friend hypothesizes that people born in that week like horror movies more than other genres of movies. You decide to use the scientific method to test this hypothesis.

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After testing your hypothesis, what should you do next?

a. Refine your hypothesis

b. Come up with a theory to explain why movie preference is only sometimes related to birth week.

c. Perform further interviews until you find more people who prefer horror movies.

d. Assume that the 10 people you interviewed were lying about their birth week. Conduct further interviews in which you ask movie preference first and only ask about birth week when people say they like horror movies.


In the course of a conversation, you observe that three of your friends like horror movies. Horror movies happen to be your favorite type of movie as well. You also know that all of these friends were born in the same week that you were, even in the same year.

An astrology-loving friend hypothesizes that people born in that week like horror movies more than other genres of movies. You decide to use the scientific method to test this hypothesis.

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