At my department at The University of Uppsala they were very rigid about certain things. When I wrote my  final paper, I was instructed that I should start with an assumption based on a theoretical framework, the formula should be formulated like “The higher something something, the less something something.” And after formulating that, I would try that assumption.

If I would do something similar for a gym setting, my assumption would be “The more masculine a guy is, the less likely he is to put the dumbbells back in their right places.”.