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Lernmaterialien für Variables an der University of Washington

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What is the role of a moderating variable?

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  • Affects the relationship between X and Y 
  • Strengthen/ weaken the effect of X on Y 
  • Sometimes it even change the relationship between X and Y 
  • Moderates, third party that gets in between, interaction variable 



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What is the dependant variable? 

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  • The variable being measured, which changes in response to the independent variable.
  • The social phenomenon or behavior the study is trying to explain or describe. 
  • The variable the authors devote most effort to observing or measuring 



Notes: 
- What we are trying to explain 
- The variable to be explained 
- explained by other variables
- presumed effect in a study
- NOT the unit of analysis 
- DV: is measured in: ordinal, interval, nominal or ratio scales. 

Also Known: 
  • outcome variable 
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What is the independent variable? 

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  • It is the cause. Its value is independent of other variables in your study.
  • The studys primary cause/s of intrest
  • The variable that produces the effect being explained
  • Changes or affects the value or level of the dependent variable. 
  • X variable 
  • Variables of intrest 

Notes: 
- Sociologists typically cannot manipulate the independent variable because of ethical concerns and rely on variations that occur naturally.
- variables that explain others
- manipulated variable, presumed cause in a study 

Also known as: 
  • causal variable
  • experimental variable
  • explanatory variable
  • predictor variable
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What are the roles of a moderating variable? 
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Alters the relationship between X and Y 
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The social phenomenon or behavior the study is trying to explain or describe is the ______. 
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Moderating Variable 
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What are the types of variables as building blocks of conceptual model? 
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1. dependent
2. independent 
3. mediating 
4. moderating
5. control variable

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How does watching TV during studying affect a student’s test grades? Which variable is highlighted in red? 


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Dependent Variable 

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What's a mediating variable?
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  • Explains a relation or provides a causal link btw. other variables.
  • variables that explain why the independent and dependent variables have a  casual relationship.
  • explains why(z), y + x correlate with each other.


Notes: 
- sub hypothesis 
- variables being accounted for in the study. 
- What explains the correlation 
- The variable that connects the DV and the In.V. 
- Only explains part of the association 
        ▪︎ DOESN'T explain everything in relation to the independent variable. 

Vocabulary: 
- Accounted: being researched or studied with the main idea of the study
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What does "net" or "net of" mean? 
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a model with all controls included 
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How does phone use before bedtime affect sleep? Identify the DV & INV.
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DV: Phone use before bed 
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Changes or affects the value or level of the dependent variable is ________?
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Mediating Variable 
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The cause is knows as the _____ in the study. 
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Mediating Variable 
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Q:

What is the role of a moderating variable?

A:
  • Affects the relationship between X and Y 
  • Strengthen/ weaken the effect of X on Y 
  • Sometimes it even change the relationship between X and Y 
  • Moderates, third party that gets in between, interaction variable 



Q:

What is the dependant variable? 

A:
  • The variable being measured, which changes in response to the independent variable.
  • The social phenomenon or behavior the study is trying to explain or describe. 
  • The variable the authors devote most effort to observing or measuring 



Notes: 
- What we are trying to explain 
- The variable to be explained 
- explained by other variables
- presumed effect in a study
- NOT the unit of analysis 
- DV: is measured in: ordinal, interval, nominal or ratio scales. 

Also Known: 
  • outcome variable 
Q:

What is the independent variable? 

A:
  • It is the cause. Its value is independent of other variables in your study.
  • The studys primary cause/s of intrest
  • The variable that produces the effect being explained
  • Changes or affects the value or level of the dependent variable. 
  • X variable 
  • Variables of intrest 

Notes: 
- Sociologists typically cannot manipulate the independent variable because of ethical concerns and rely on variations that occur naturally.
- variables that explain others
- manipulated variable, presumed cause in a study 

Also known as: 
  • causal variable
  • experimental variable
  • explanatory variable
  • predictor variable
Q:
What are the roles of a moderating variable? 
A:
Alters the relationship between X and Y 
Q:
The social phenomenon or behavior the study is trying to explain or describe is the ______. 
A:
Moderating Variable 
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Q:
What are the types of variables as building blocks of conceptual model? 
A:
1. dependent
2. independent 
3. mediating 
4. moderating
5. control variable

Q:

How does watching TV during studying affect a student’s test grades? Which variable is highlighted in red? 


A:

Dependent Variable 

Q:
What's a mediating variable?
A:
  • Explains a relation or provides a causal link btw. other variables.
  • variables that explain why the independent and dependent variables have a  casual relationship.
  • explains why(z), y + x correlate with each other.


Notes: 
- sub hypothesis 
- variables being accounted for in the study. 
- What explains the correlation 
- The variable that connects the DV and the In.V. 
- Only explains part of the association 
        ▪︎ DOESN'T explain everything in relation to the independent variable. 

Vocabulary: 
- Accounted: being researched or studied with the main idea of the study
Q:
What does "net" or "net of" mean? 
A:
a model with all controls included 
Q:
How does phone use before bedtime affect sleep? Identify the DV & INV.
A:
DV: Phone use before bed 
Q:
Changes or affects the value or level of the dependent variable is ________?
A:
Mediating Variable 
Q:
The cause is knows as the _____ in the study. 
A:
Mediating Variable 
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