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Dependent & Independent Variables

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Chelsea Buck

on 20 September 2013

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Transcript of Dependent & Independent Variables

In an experiment to determine the effect of nutrition on a population of growth in healthy people (the dependent variable).
Independent Variable
Is the factor that can be chosen and manipulated.
Example of an Independent Variable
From our last example, In an experiment to determine the effect of nutrition (independent variable) on a population of growth in healthy people.
Dependent & Independent Variables
By Chelsea Buck
Dependent Variable
The dependent variable is called dependent because it relies on the independent variable
It represents the output or effect, or is tested to see if it is the effect.
There cannot be a dependent variable without an independent variable.
Example of a Dependent Variable
Sometimes, you may not be able to manipulate the independent variable.
It could be that the factor your trying to manipulate is already fixed.
Evaluate with respect to how it affects something else, the dependent variable like color, kind, time.
The independent variable here is the effect of nutrition, weather or not they eat nutritious foods.
The dependent variable is the growth of the healthy people.
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