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Variables

Variables

Author: Katherine Williams
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Define variables and they impact an experiment.

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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.