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(n) A variable dependent on the response of the model and not controlled by the experimenter. Every dependent variable value is paired with one or more independent variables and represents the model's response to the independent variable values.

In an experiment, the condition that may or may not change as a result of manipulation of the independent variable. Compare independent variable.

A Response Variable; e.g., y is the dependent or "Response" variable where Y=f (Xl. . . XN) variable.

a variable that is caused or influenced by another.

The term used for the outcome variable in regression analysis. A variable that depends on another variable is called the dependent variable: the variable on which it depends is called the predictor variable (sometimes the independent variable). See also Linefitting.

in research analysis and defined by a particular study or model, the social element whose characteristics and/or variation are explained by reference to the influence of other and prior occurring variables. The existence of or change in regular, determinable patterns in this variable is defined as a consequence of the existence of changes in independent variables.

the characteristic that is being measured to show results in a research study.

The “effect” that depends on changes in the “cause” (or “independent variable”). In an experiment, the dependent variable is the one the researcher measures. For example, better sleep might be dependent and a change in medication would be independent.

The variable, or output, generated by a model based on input from a designed equation (independent variables).

An index of the behavior of interest. In univariate analysis (ANOVA), there is one behavior selected by the researcher to reflect an interesting psychological property. In MANOVA (multivariate analysis of variance), there is more than one dependent variable.

the variable a researcher measures to see if it is influenced by the independent variable; the researcher hypothesizes that the dependent variable will depend on the level of the independent variable

variable that is observed and measured in response to an independent variable (Shavelson, 1996)

Compare with independent variable. A dependent variable changes in response to changes in independent variables. For example, in an experiment where the vapor pressure of a liquid is measured at several different temperatures, temperature is the independent variable and vapor pressure is the dependent variable.

See regression analysis.

a response measure (e.g., recordings of what was said and done during the experiment, the time to start or finish an action, user questions); may be quantitative or qualitative

a variable showing the effect of the independent variable. 47

A variable that is assumed to depend on or be caused by one or more other (independent) variables.

A variable that is influenced to some extent by one or more other (independent) variables (also known as an effect variable).

The thing that is measured or recorded in an experiment, called the dependent variable because the experiment seeks to ask whether this variable depends on (is caused by or predicted by) another variable (the independent variable). Typically, experiments are done to find out if the independent variable does have an influence on the dependent variable.

The variable assessed by the experimenter to determine whether there is a difference due to the independent variable.

See experiment.

A simulated variable whose value is not based on the variable's previous value. A dependent variable does not require an initial value.

a variable that is affected by the independent variable.

A factor, indicator, construct, or other measure of an outcome or effect of interest that is influenced by or dependent on independent variables of interest.

An item that is dependent on another item. For example, your wages would be a dependent variable and the hours you work would be the independent variable. This relationship is often expressed as y = a + bx, where y is the dependent variable and x is the independent variable. To Top

The effect for which one looks to find causes. A phenomenon to be explained, the value of which is discovered by an analysis of the role of independent variables.

a variable whose value is determined by the value of another variable.

In a psychological experiment, the behaviour that is measured and is expected to change with manipulation of the independent variable.

The variable measured in a study and whose value may depend on the value of the independent variable.

A response, behavior or outcome that is measured. Also known as outcome variable and criterion variable.

the element of the range of a function which depends on the corresponding value(s) of the domain (e.g. in = () = Ï€ the area of a circle (y) depends on the radius, x. x is the independent variable and y is the dependent variable).

usually the health outcome under study where the aim is to determine to what extent the health outcome is dependent on, or a result of, other variables.

(statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends in the independent variable; if f(x)=y, y is the dependent variable

a factor that is being measured by the experimenter

a variable that contains variations for which we seek an explanation

a variable that changes as a function of a change to another variable; in Precision Teaching the primary dependent variables are the frequency and celeration of a movement cycle.

The selected behaviour which is measured to try to gauge the effect of the independent variable in an experimental design.

A variable that receives stimulus and measured for the effect the treatment has had upon it.

A measure not under the control of the researcher that reflects responses caused by variations in another measure (the independent variable).

in an experiment there are two variables; the Independent Variable (IV) and the Dependent Variable (DV). In the most basic sense, you need two variables because as a researcher, you want to be able to examine if something (a drug, a therapy, a teaching technique, whatever) has an effect on some participant (person, people, animals, etc.). To accomplish this, you not only need something to examine (and manipulate - this is the IV), but also something to measure the effect the IV has (this is the DV). Thus, we can define the dependent variable as the variable that is being measured. It is this variable that we, as the researchers, look at for change. IF there is a change, we may conclude that the IV affected the DV. The ultimate here is to establish that the IV caused the change in the DV (this is the magical "cause-effect" relationship).

the response given in an experiment caused by the independent variable

The variable, often denoted , which represents values in the range of a function. The values of the dependent variable are the output values of the function.

A factor which is influenced by the manipulation of another factor (the independant variable).

The output or response that is the result of changes to the independent variable.Generally speaking, the tester has no control over this

Anything whose value, or presence or absence, depends on the values of other, independent variables (that is, anything on whom its value, or presence or absence, "depends"). In this project, the independent variables are "archaeological resource present" and "archaeological resource absent." The goal of the project is to determine which independent variables, or combinations of independent variables, most accurately and precisely predict the presence or absence of one or the other of these dependent variables.

In a statistical analysis, the variable that measures experimental outcome. Its value is assumed to be a function of the experimental conditions (independent variables).

In a statistical analysis, the outcome variable(s) or the variable(s) whose values are a function of other variable(s) (called independent variable(s) in the relationship under study).

A statistical term for whatever measure you are trying to predict. See independent variable and regression.

the presumed effect (an outcome) of a research study; the variable whose values are predicted by the independent variable. See: variable, independent variable.

In an experiment, a factor that experimenters measure to see if it is affected by the independent variable.

If the value of de- pends on the value of or if a is usually defined in terms of b, a is called the dependent variable. and it is graphed on the vertical axis.

a symbol or concept expected to be explained or caused by the independent variable. It is the variable measured on each subject to determine whether its value is affected by the independent variable. Also known as criterion variable.

A measure (e.g., a student's performance on a test) that is assumed to vary as a result of some influence (often taken to be the independent variable).

The factor or parameter in an experiment that is measured. The independent variable should alter the dependent variable.

The variable that is being estimated or forecast. In regression there is a single dependent variable, the one we want to predict.

The variable that is being predicted or explained by independent variables. It is denoted as y is regression equations.

A Dependent Variable is one whose value is inferred by the Conflict Data Base from the Assignable Variable s and the Constraint s. The user can not set its value. The opposite of a Dependent Variable is an Assignable Variable. Code: conflict_db/dependent.

The “Y” variable whose value changes as a result of changes in some other specified (independent) variables. Causal analysis presents the “if X, then Y” mode of explanation, where X is the independent variable that, given a certain value, actually causes Y, the dependent variable, to alter in value in a particular way.

A variable which the analyst is trying to explain in terms of one or more independent variables. The distinction between dependent and independent variables is typically made on theoretical grounds--in terms of a causal model or to test a particular hypothesis. Synonym: criterion variable. See also INDEPENDENT VARIABLE, DEPENDENT VARIABLE.

dependent variable (also known as the response variable), is what you measure in the experiment and what is affected during the experiment. The dependent variable responds to the independent variable. It is called dependent because it "depends" on the independent variable. In a scientific experiment, you cannot have a dependent variable without an independent variable.

(a) The presumed effect in a study; so called because it "depends" on another variable. (b) The variable whose values are predicted by the independent variable, whether or not caused by it. For example, in a study to see if there is a relationship between students' drinking of alcoholic beverages and their grade point averages, the drinking behavior would be the presumed cause (independent variable); the grade point average would be the effect (dependent variable).

The dependent variable is a response variable (i.e., expected return) whose behavior is to be measured as a result of the manipulation of independent variables in an experiment. Ideally, the dependent variable should be reliable, sensitive, and easy to measure.

This is the variable, which is to be predicted from the independent variable(s). For example, if “satisfaction with talk time” were the dependent variable, then “talk time” would be the independent variable from which satisfaction could be predicted.

the responding variable; the variable that may change as a result of a change in the independent variable

The experimental variable that is measured because it is believed to depend on the manipulated changes in the independent variable.

variable that varies due (at least in part) to the impact of the independent variable â€“ that is, its value â€œdependsâ€ on the value of the independent variable. In the variables â€œsexâ€ and â€œacademic major,â€ academic major is the dependent variable, meaning that your major canâ€™t determine whether you are male or female, but your sex might indirectly lead you to favor one major over another (nationally, men tend to major in engineering, women in education).

A variable that is assumed to be explained by a number of items (independent variables) also measured. 'Overall satisfaction' is the usual dependent variable in CSM.

The variable whose measured changes are attributed to (or correspond to) changes in the independent variable. In psychological experiments, the dependent variable is often a response to a stimulus. See also independent variable.

A dependent variable in an experiment is a factor that may change as a result of changes purposely made in the independent variable. The number of seeds that germinate and the lengths of their roots are examples of two different dependent variables in bioassay experiments.

The variable of focus, or the variable whose value is predicted, measured, or acted upon by another variable or variables observed in the study, if there is any relationship with the variable(s) observed.

a responding variable; a factor or condition that might change as a result of a change in a manipulated independent variable.

The variable which is assumed to respond to the values of the independent (explanatory) variable. For example, blood pressure could be deemed to respond to changes in age.

A variable that may, it is believed, be predicted by or caused by one or more other variables called independent variables.

In an experiment, this variable is measured from all participants and is the main task that is given. Differences between the experimental group and the control group on the dependent variable can reveal an effect that is caused by the single difference between the two groups.

a variable in an equation with a value that is determined by mathematical operations on other variable and constant values in the same equation

variable dependiente] in an experiment, any change that results from the manipulation of the independent variable.

The variable whose values are the outcomes in a study; also called response or criterion variable.

When it is assumed that the values of one variable are a function of others, the variable that â€œdependsâ€ on the values of other variables is called the dependent or predicted variable. A variable can be dependent of one or more variables. When graphed, the dependent or predicted variable is placed on the vertical axis. . EX: The longevity of a restoration (dependent variable) is assumed to depend on properties of the materials used (independent variable). DMF (predicted variable) is assumed to be dependent on age (predictor variable). [See independent variable.

A variable that is contingent on, or restricted to, one value or a set of values assumed by the independent variable. p. 180

A mathematical variable whose value is determined by that of one or more other variables in a function. In regression analysis, when a random variable, y, is expressed as a function of variables x1, x2,..., plus a stochastic term, then y is known as the ''dependent variable.''

The variable which we do not control, but only measure. Normally it is plotted on the vertical or ordinate. See independent variable.

A variable that is thought to be affected or influenced by a program.

A variable in a statistical analysis that represents the outcome or result to be achieved EHR/NSF Evaluation Handbook, Chapter Seven: GlossarySource web site

Presumed effect of, or response to, a change in the independent variable(s).

Any variable considered as a function of other variables, the latter being called independent. Whether a given quantity is best treated as a dependent or independent variable depends upon the particular problem. Compare parameter.

The dependent variables (outputs or responses) of a model are the variables predicted by the equation or rules of the model using the independent variables (inputs or predictors).

In experimental design, a dependent variable (also known as response variable, responding variable or regressand) is a factor whose values in different treatment conditions are compared. That is, the experimenter is interested in determining if the value of the dependent variable varies when the values of another variable – the independent variable – are varied, and by how much. In simple terms, the independent variable is said to cause an apparent change in, or simply affect, the dependent variable.

Determinism Deterministic models

Proximal processes

The presumed effect in a cause-and-effect relationship.