Intervening Variable: Definition & Example


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What is an intervening variable?

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1. What is another name for an intervening variable?

2. Which term refers to the variable that the researcher has control over and can manipulate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The role of intervening variables is the subject of this quiz/worksheet combo. You'll have to know several definitions and be able to identify true statements regarding the subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be ready to relate:

  • The definition of intervening variables
  • Your understanding of independent and dependent variables
  • Another name for an intervening variable

Skills Practiced

Use these resources to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of dependent and independent variables to better understand intervening variables
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to spot a false statement regarding intervening variables

Additional Learning

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