|Overview: Working Hypothesis|
Choosing a direction to investigate further or making decisions in uncertain conditions.
What is a Working Hypothesis?
John Spacey, updated on July 08, 2023
A working hypothesis is a proposed solution to a problem that's accepted pending further studies or a better idea. This can be used to take provisional actions so that things can progress while you're still uncertain as to the optimal solution to a problem.
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