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    In the world of psychological research the experiment is highly valued, as it is one of the key processes we can use to determine cause and effect. Associated with cause and effect is the critical identification of the variables involved in a research effort. Provide an in-depth discussion on Independent and Dependant variables. Include in your discussion three examples of associated IVs and their DVs. (e.g. common knowledge has established eating fast food as one cause (IV) for obesity (DV)).

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    Independent variables are those variables that stand alone. They affect the dependent variables and change the outcomes and use of variables, but they themselves in the context of the research are not dependent on other variables for their value or meaning.

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    The expert includes a discussion of three examples associated with IV's and their DV's.