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**"Univariate Analysis"**The analysis of a single variable, for purposes of description (e.g., averages, or the proportion of cases falling into a given category among the entire sample).

studying the distribution of cases of one variable only--for example, studying the ages of welfare recipients but not considering their gender, ethnicity, and so on.

a statistical analysis that considers only one factor or variable at a time. Contrast with multivariate analysis.