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A sociologist is interested in seeing if people's satisfaction with their married life (very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, fairly satisfied, not satisfied) is associated with their parent's marital status (divorced, widowed, still married). Which is more naturally the explanatory variable? A. Satisfaction with married life B. Parent's marital status

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  1. myininaya
    • 4 years ago
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    Explanatory variable is this a math term?

  2. myininaya
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    oh is this like a statistics question

  3. myininaya
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    Any variable that explains the response variable. Often called an independent variable or predictor variable.

  4. anonymous
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    yes

  5. myininaya
    • 4 years ago
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    so what is the response variable?

  6. myininaya
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    The outcome of a study. A variable you would be interested in predicting or forecasting. Often called a dependent variable or predicted variable.

  7. myininaya
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    i think the outcome is people's satisfaction with their married life

  8. anonymous
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    married life?

  9. myininaya
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    so... the explanatory variable is....

  10. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    yea thanks

  11. myininaya
    • 4 years ago
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    i think the explanatory variable would be parental's martial status

  12. myininaya
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    let me get a second opinion brb

  13. anonymous
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    thats what i had at first but then i was second guessing

  14. myininaya
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    the first thing i said is the outcome and i think parental martial status explains our outcome

  15. myininaya
    • 4 years ago
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    ok unfortunately i couldn't find another opinion but i think i applied the definitions correctly --- i'm going to look for examples brb

  16. myininaya
    • 4 years ago
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    so here is an example: Consider a study performed by a medical center to determine which of two heart surgeries is most effective: angioplasty (running rubber tubes through the arteries) or bypass (rerouting arteries). The purpose of either procedure is to prolong the life of the patient. The study will certainly record the survival time of each patient (measured from the time of the surgery). This really is the outcome of the study; survival time is the response variable

  17. myininaya
    • 4 years ago
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    ok i think i'm right lol :)

  18. myininaya
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    we clearly want to know people's satisfication with their married life this is like totally the outcome so it cannot be the response variable the response variable is what will give us this outcome which is the parental martial status

  19. anonymous
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    it was parental martial status but thanks

  20. myininaya
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    i feel 98% sure

  21. myininaya
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    oops explanatory variable not response variable*

  22. myininaya
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    ok great

  23. anonymous
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    thanks again

  24. myininaya
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    sorry i was unfamiliar with these terms thanks for giving me a higher vocabulary :)

  25. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    lol no problem

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