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.
- ExpatLv 64 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?