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Why should the dependant variable always be measurable?



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Asked by Jfeltner, Last updated: Aug 06, 2020

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Michael

Michael

Answered Mar 28, 2018

First, there’s need for us to understand what the dependent variable means. The dependent variable is the variable that is being estimated in any hypothesis-proven experiment such as taking a peek at how mentoring impacts test scores; the dependent variable would be the members' test scores since that is what is being measured/considered.

At the point when scientists roll out improvements to the independent variable, they, at that time measure any subsequent changes to the dependent variable.

In other words, we can classify the independent variable as the heart of experiments which is segregated and controlled by the researcher. It is the quantifiable result of the test, the aftereffects of the trial outline. For some, physical trials, disconnecting the independent variable and estimating the dependent is for the most part simple.

On the off chance that you planned a test to decide how rapidly some espresso or even cup of hot water cools, the controlled independent variable is then considered the time and the measurable dependent variable is taken as the temperature which is the very factor propagating heat.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Feb 22, 2017

It's because it is "dependent" and thus needs to be measurable if it has to be compared!

 

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