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Correct Specification of Controlling and Controlled Variables or Relevant Independent and Dependent

Correct Specification of Controlling and Controlled Variables or Relevant Independent and Dependent

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1. Correct Specification of Controlling and Controlled Variables  or Relevant Independent and Dependent Variables as Axes The chosen dependent variables should be viewed in terms of dimensions which are  actually controlling those changes. This is an important element in the post hoc  reorganization of data discussed in Chapter 4 IV. A. 2. a. Little long term, real  consistency would be obtained if a psychotherapy were evaluated in terms of the  shoe size of its recipients. The apparent success of the therapy with children and its  lack of success with adults would be spurious. Even though shoe size tends to  increase with time and therefore correctly indexes presumed increasing  psychological health in many clients, it also incorrectly indexes the health of many  clients who are getting worse or showing no change. Psychotherapy should be judged 
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