Dependent Variable

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  • The factor in a research study that is being measured. The dependent variable is often hypothesized to be affected by the researcher's mani pulation of the independent variable. The dependent variable is never controlled by the experimenter but “depends” on the experimental situation. For example, if a researcher were to investigate the effect of viewing violence on television on children's aggression, children's displays of aggression would be the dependent variable. To prove causal relationships between two variables, the dependent variable has to change only as a direct response to the manipulation of the independent vari able.

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