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Discussion Board: A GEM of a Study Victoria Olive Department of Business, Liberty University BUSI 600-C01 LUO: Business Research Methods Dr. Godson Mensah February 28, 2021
What are the independent and dependent variables in this study? During most kinds of studies, the dependent variables are the ones that the researchers focus on collecting data for. The independent variables are the variables that remain constant and can not be altered. The independent variables often affect the results of the dependent variables. “It is important to remember, however, that variables are not inherently independent or dependent variables” (Flannelly et al., 2014, pg. 162). This means that the independent variables in this particular study could be the dependent variables in another study, and vice versa. In this particular study, there are a few independent variables that are key. These independent variables include Social Context, Cultural Context, Political Context, General National Framework Conditions, Entrepreneurial Framework Conditions as well as the Entrepreneurial Capacity of a market. These independent variables lead to Economic Growth and job creation, which are the dependent variables in the study. What are some of the intervening, extraneous, and moderating variables that the study attempted to control with its 10-nation design? In any kind of study, there are multiple intervening, extraneous and moderating variables that can affect the results of the study. In this particular study, they used data from ten different nations in order to gain a control on some of these factors that could affect the results of the study. The variables that were able to be controlled using data from ten nations include the lack

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