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## How do you identify independent and dependent variables in research?

An easy way to think of independent and dependent variables is, when you’re conducting an experiment, **the independent variable is what you change**, and the dependent variable is what changes because of that. You can also think of the independent variable as the cause and the dependent variable as the effect.

## How do you identify DV?

One way to help identify the dependent variable is to remember that it **depends on the independent variable**. When researchers make changes to the independent variable, they then measure any resulting changes to the dependent variable.

## What is IV DV?

An independent variable (IV) is a variable that is manipulated by a researcher to investigate whether it consequently brings change in another variable. This other variable, which is measured and predicted to be dependent upon the IV, is therefore named the **dependent variable** (DV).

## How do you know if two variables are independent or dependent?

You can tell if two random variables are independent **by looking at their individual probabilities**. If those probabilities don’t change when the events meet, then those variables are independent. Another way of saying this is that if the two variables are correlated, then they are not independent.

## What is IV and DV examples?

The **IV is the dose given and the DV is the intensity and frequency of symptoms**. The intensity and frequency of symptoms “depends” on the dose of drug given. Example 4: You are studying how tutoring affects SAT scores. Your independent variable(IV) is tutoring and the dependent variable(DV) is test scores.

## What is the IV in psychology?

The **independent variable** (IV) is the characteristic of a psychology experiment that is manipulated or changed by researchers, not by other variables in the experiment. For example, in an experiment looking at the effects of studying on test scores, studying would be the independent variable.