# independent variable

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## independent variable

[‚in·də′pen·dənt ′ver·ē·ə·bəl]
(mathematics)
In an equation y = ƒ(x), the input variable x. Also known as argument.

## independent variable

the VARIABLE which is experimentally manipulated, or otherwise controlled, in order to observe its effect. For example, the speed limit may be systematically varied on certain roads and the effect of this measured in terms of road accident statistics. The speed restrictions would be the independent variable, the road accident figures the DEPENDENT VARIABLE. However, in social research it is often not possible to set up experiments to test theories, and observations have to be made from retrospective occurrences. Thus a study may be made, for example, of the effect of age of marriage on family size. In this example, age of marriage would be the independent variable, and family size would be the dependent variable. see also EXPERIMENTAL METHOD.
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In this research they use corruption is an independent variable and debt is a dependent variable.
Simulation with Three Independent Variables Independent variables were derived from normal distributions as being [X.sub.1]~N(200,45), [X.sub.2]~N(130,30), [X.sub.3]~N(60,14) and correlated to one another ([r.sub.12]=0.704, [r.sub.13] =0.553, [r.sub.23]=0.372).
The results of this study indicate that all independent variables have an inverse relationship with the dependent relationship.
The correlation coefficient between the independent variables shows that there is a multicollinearity problem if its absolute value is close to 1 (Albayrak, 2005).
What kinds of independent variables can generate an equilibrium state such that a system can asymptotically stabilized to the state.
A logistic regression was used to determine if the independent variables (CPI score, population size, literacy rate, trade/economic freedom score, and corporate tax rate) had impact on the likelihood of a country adopting the International Code of Ethics.
The FY2016 POM (w/OCO) position is determined by adding the base budget (\$126,798,869) plus the FY16 OCO Supplement (\$23,700,000) to arrive at our independent variable of \$150,498,869.
The performance of a PPV, aphakia after the initial trauma, the loss of iris tissue, a penetrating injury, and the cutting of any prolapsed vitreous in the primary surgery are the independent variables with significant effects on the final visual outcome.
Step 5: Screen and record the outputted dependent variable values and their corresponding independent variable values that fulfill all the screening criterions.
In case of direct causal effect of leadership styles on the dependent variable, job satisfaction, the significant path coefficients for H12, H13, H14, and H15 affirmed that all four independent variables have direct effect on the level of job satisfaction.
In technical terms, the connection between two or more variables is called a correlation, and establishing the type of connection that a dependent variable has with one or more independent variables is made through regression analysis.
Therefore, in 0.05level, the meaningful relationship exists between dependent variable (market adjusted yield) and independent variable (costs sticky).

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