Talk:Dependent and independent variables

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Please see in the copied section of the article where a citation needed. Here one could use Royse, D. (2011). Research methods in social work, sixth edition. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole/Cengage. ISBN 0840032277; page 109 to support the statement. wanker

Controlled variables are also important to identify in experiments. They are the variables that are kept constant to prevent their influence on the effect of the independent variable on the dependent. Every experiment has a controlling variable, and it is necessary to not change it, or the results of the experiment won't be valid.[citation needed] --moved from top-- contrib by on 20:42, 22 July 2010

In statistics[edit]

I'm not fully happy with the statement "In a statistics experiment, the dependent variable is the event studied and expected to change whenever the independent variable is altered." Isn't it rather so that dependent/independent variables refer to the variables in the regression model used to fit the results? Here is an IMO better explanation: [1] One should be cautious with dictionaries as references. Isheden (talk) 10:12, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 April 2015[edit]

A independent variable is wrong. should be an independent (talk) 14:37, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks! --ElHef (Meep?) 14:43, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 July 2015[edit]

Please change all instances of "modelling" to "modeling" (it should be one L) as it is misspelled. [1] Mouse1999 (talk) 04:11, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: It isn't misspelled; it's the British spelling of the word. See Grammarist, Oxford Dictionaries. In accordance with our relevant Manual of Style guideline, we should keep these national varieties of English consistent, and they shouldn't be changed without a compelling reason and/or a consensus to do so. For more information please read Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Spelling. Thank you. Mz7 (talk) 06:56, 3 July 2015 (UTC)