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Unformatted text preview: Poli 311- Winston Jackson Methods: Doing Social Research Types of variables Dependent variables o Variable thought to be influenced by other variables o The Effect in a cause-effect relationship o Ex. Factors that influence female students to choose gender- traditional programs rather than non-traditional programs Program choice is the dependent variable Independent variables o Cause in cause and effect relationship o Variable which has been selected as a possible influence in variations in a dependent variable o How variable is treated (how it is thought of) that determines whether it is an independent or dependent variable Nature of the variable doesnt determine this o In experiments referred to as treatment variables o Must be careful not to make dependent and independent variables the different measures of the same thing Control variables o Taken into account in exploring the relationship between an independent variable and a dependent variable o Three types...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2010 for the course POLI POLI-311-0 taught by Professor Melaneethomas during the Fall '10 term at McGill.

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