Author: Ryan Backman

This lesson will explain the variables used in any study.

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Terms to Know
  • Explanatory Variable

    A variable that we believe is predictive of something else. An increase in this variable will correspond to an increase or decrease in some other variable.

  • Response Variable

    A variable that is affected by the explanatory variable.

  • Variable

    Any attribute or number that can be measured about individuals in a study.

  • Variable of Interest

    Any variable which we need to know about in the context of a study.