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Independent and Dependent Variables

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How can a study by designed using experimental methods (Experimental methods involve manipulation of the IV and measured changes on the DV and experimental control and/or randomization) to test the hypothesis that stress at work causes family conflict at home?


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Making sense of IV/DV

The experimental design alluded here is said to be the manipulation of an Independent Variable (IV) and the recorded impact this had on a Dependent Variable (DV). The experiment apparently measures the notion that stress at work because family conflict at home. One can suppose at a common-sense level that stress at work impacts mental health, one's state of mind, their emotions, their physical well-being or the difficult and/or problematic state of it all. Imagine a factory worker, extremely stressed and tired. This factory worker is a father, with 2 kids and a wife. How can stress at the factory cause ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in understanding the idea of independent and dependent variable as it relates to a particular experimental study. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. Resources are listed.