## How do you write a dependent variable in research?

The dependent variable is the variable that is being measured or tested in an experiment. For example, in a study looking at how tutoring impacts test scores, the dependent variable would be the participants’ test scores, since that is what is being measured.

**What is the independent variable in this activity?**

The independent variable (IV) is the characteristic of a psychology experiment that is manipulated or changed by researchers, not by other variables in the experiment. For example, in an experiment looking at the effects of studying on test scores, studying would be the independent variable.

### What is the difference between a dependent and independent variable?

The independent variable is the variable the experimenter changes or controls and is assumed to have a direct effect on the dependent variable. The dependent variable is the variable being tested and measured in an experiment, and is ‘dependent’ on the independent variable.

**Is temperature a dependent or independent variable?**

So, the temperature depends on the time. So, the temperature is dependent, and the time is independent. If you’re looking at a graph, the independent variable is generally on the horizontal axis.

## Is force dependent or independent?

Force and acceleration are directly proportional. In this situation, acceleration changes in response to a change of force, so force is the independent variable and acceleration is the dependent variable.

**Is gravity a dependent variable?**

An independent variable is one that you would like to change, and the dependent variable is the response to the change of the independent variable. Water and light are considered independent because they can be changed, while gravity cannot be changed and is therefore not an independent variable.

### Why are dependent and independent variables not applicable?

Explanation: Descriptive studies only describe the current state of a variable, so there are no presumed cause or effects, therefore no independent and dependent variables.