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Independent, dependent, research variables in a smoking cessation study

1. Identify, describe, and critique—conceptually and operationally—the major study variables. Examine the purpose, the objectives, questions, or hypotheses, as well as the results section of the research article. Identify and define each variable type as one of the following:

a. Independent variables
b. Dependent variables
c. Research variables

2. Identify and critique attributes and demographic variables.

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1. Identify, describe, and critique—conceptually and operationally—the major study variables. Examine the purpose, the objectives, questions, or hypotheses, as well as the results section of the research article. Identify and define each variable type as one of the following:

a. Independent variables
Basically, an independent variable is the variable that you have control over, that you can choose and manipulate over. It is the variable that affect the dependent variable. You may not be able to manipulate the independent variable. It may be something you like to evaluate with respect to how it affects something else, the dependent variable like color, kind, and time.
For example in the article, "Nursing Students' Response to Tobacco Cessation Curricula in Minnesotat Baccalaureate Nursing ...

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An overview of the meanings of independent, dependant and research variables. The explanations are used in light of a study on the effects of smoking cessation.

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