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Mohammadi Kalesar A. Hypothesis in the Literary Researches. LCQ. 2016; 9 (34) :7-32
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-5794-en.html
Assistant Professor of Persian, Shahrekord University, Iran
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One of the steps of a research is hypothesizing that have been argued about its necessity and method in humanities. With investigating literary studies, it may be said that hypotheses haven’t any function in the research process. Critiquing the position and concept of hypotheses in literary researches, in this paper, we trace answers to these questions: why don’t hypotheses have any function in solving literary problems? Can we define a type of the hypotheses for these studies? There is a methodological difference between the concept of literary theory and theory in empirical methods. This different cause hypothesis in literary researches to lacks some properties such as Testability. In other words, due to dependence of literary researches and theories on reading, hypothesizing in literary studies is a useless and, sometimes, impossible task. Considering the implicit hypotheses instead of explicit and conventional one, maybe, we can produce a difference treatment of hypotheses for literary studies. Implicit hypotheses are not presented in the shape of a sentence, relate to step of text selecting and knot at the whole of research process.
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Article Type: Theoretical | Subject: literary reasearch methodology
Received: 2016/05/3 | Accepted: 2016/08/3 | Published: 2016/08/22
* Corresponding Author Address: Shahrekord

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