Karl Popper is the preminent proponent of the theory-then-research strategy. He claims that there is a progress in science when conjectures are produced first and then disprove them through empirical research. this means that our reaserach is guided by our theoritical proposition. Data should be collected so that theory can be tested. While the porponent of reasearch-then-theory strategy , Robert Menton argues that this strategy creates new problem for theory that constructs new theoretical formulations which means that through piecing together the explanation and understanding, we make up a theory.
It is hypothesized that over the past decade battered women violence is accepted as a justification for self-defense in homicide cases. In my hypothesis, it is predicting of the relationship between variables. It is valid because it is falsifiable and may undergo changes until research progresses.