Which of the following is the best description of an idependent variable?

a) A variable that the researcher can manipulate.

b) A variable that measures the effect of another variable.

c) A variable that is independent of manipulation.

d) A variable that is the focus of an experiement.

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  • Expat
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    4 weeks ago

    A. It's the one you can control that will affect the dependent variable. For example, the angle you throw a ball will determine the distance a ball is thrown. Velocity, too. So velocity and angle are independent variables that will affect distance, which is the dependent variable. Got it? 

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