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anonymous
 4 years ago
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
anonymous
 4 years ago
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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myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Explanatory variable is this a math term?

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh is this like a statistics question

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Any variable that explains the response variable. Often called an independent variable or predictor variable.

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so what is the response variable?

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The outcome of a study. A variable you would be interested in predicting or forecasting. Often called a dependent variable or predicted variable.

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think the outcome is people's satisfaction with their married life

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so... the explanatory variable is....

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think the explanatory variable would be parental's martial status

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let me get a second opinion brb

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thats what i had at first but then i was second guessing

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the first thing i said is the outcome and i think parental martial status explains our outcome

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok unfortunately i couldn't find another opinion but i think i applied the definitions correctly  i'm going to look for examples brb

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so 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

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok i think i'm right lol :)

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0we 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

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it was parental martial status but thanks

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oops explanatory variable not response variable*

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry i was unfamiliar with these terms thanks for giving me a higher vocabulary :)
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