I need to write a science lab report where the data proves my hypothesis neither right or wrong.

The results of the experiment were ____, and did not support or reject the hypothesis.

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    Surely you mean 'neither confirms nor disproves my hypothesis'. Nov 9, 2017 at 22:42
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    Welcome to EL&U. Please review the guidance for single-word-requests, as well as the site tour and help center if you are new to the Stack Exchange network. In brief, however, it sounds like the results of your experiment are inconclusive with regards to the hypothesis, because you cannot conclude whether they are "right" or "wrong."
    – choster
    Nov 9, 2017 at 22:52
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    If @EdwinAshworth's comment is right, then you probably want to say that the data are inconclusive. If you literally meant that your hypothesis is proved to be neither right nor wrong, then the word I'd use to describe the hypothesis (not the data) is "meaningless". Nov 10, 2017 at 0:41
  • 'A better word for “unanswered” ' was closed. 'Inconclusive' was given there. Nov 10, 2017 at 18:09

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without final results or outcome:

inconclusive experiments.


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