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  1. changes as a result of independent variable
  2. start as a hypothesis about something, explains a phenomenon and then test the hypothesis
  3. characteristics; qualities of a person or thing
  4. changes together in predictable consistent fashion
  5. refers to surface attributes that can be easily quantified, objectivity-precision, generalizing
  6. a mental grouping of similar objects, events, ideas, or people

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  1. control variablesare moderating variables that we seek to control by holding them constant in our research design

          

  2. ExampleMany people have trouble remembering which is the independent variable and which is the dependent variable. An easy way to remember is to insert the names of the two variables you are using in this sentence in they way that makes the most sense. Then you can figure out which is the independent variable and which is the dependent variable: (Independent variable) causes a change in (Dependent Variable) and it isn't possible that (Dependent Variable) could cause a change in (Independent Variable).

          

  3. What's an independent variable?An independent variable is exactly what it sounds like. It is a variable that stands alone and isn't changed by the other variables you are trying to measure. For example, someone's age might be an independent variable. Other factors (such as what they eat, how much they go to school, how much television they watch) aren't going to change a person's age. In fact, when you are looking for some kind of relationship between variables you are trying to see if the independent variable causes some kind of change in the other variables, or dependent variables

          

  4. Mediating(Intervening) VariablesA moderating variable is one that has an effect on the dependent variable, but is not related to or affected by the independent variable. Often times, as your text illustrates a moderating variable may be a categorical variable in which only one of the categories has an effect on the dependent variable such as gender, marital status or socioeconomic status. In other words the moderating variable effects the dependent variable, but it's effect is not influenced or Independent Variable Mediating Variable Dependent Variable caused by the independent variable.

          

  5. What's a dependent variable?An independent variable is exactly what it sounds like. It is a variable that stands alone and isn't changed by the other variables you are trying to measure. For example, someone's age might be an independent variable. Other factors (such as what they eat, how much they go to school, how much television they watch) aren't going to change a person's age. In fact, when you are looking for some kind of relationship between variables you are trying to see if the independent variable causes some kind of change in the other variables, or dependent variables

          

  6. Independent variablechanges as a result of independent variable

          

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