Quant: Independent and Dependent Variables

Remember that variables have to be clearly definable and measureable. Remember that variables have more than one values or levels.

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Below is a list of examples of a scenario for each of the following sets of variables:

  • One independent variable and one dependent variable
    • Example 1:
      • Independent variable: Demographics of Gender (Male, Female, Other)
      • Dependent variable: management reported job performance level
    • Example 2:
      • Independent variable: Satisfaction level with their job (5 point Likert scale response)
      • Dependent variable: management reported job performance level
    • Example 3:
      • Independent variable: years of service at their company (number of years)
      • Dependent variable: management reported job performance level
  • Two independent variables and one dependent variable
    • Example 1:
      • Independent variable #1: Demographics of Gender (Male, Female, Other)
      • Independent variable #2: years of service at their company (number of years)
      • Dependent variable: management reported job performance level
    • Example 2:
      • Independent variable #1: Satisfaction level with their job (5 point Likert scale response)
      • Independent variable #2: years of service at their company (number of years)
      • Dependent variable: management reported job performance level

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