Response Variable in Statistics: Definition & Example


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In statistics, the response variable is also known as what type of variable?

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Identify the response variable in this example:

Jessica believes that if she studies for three extra hours per week, she can improve her math grade by 20 points. She sets aside extra time each week to see if she is correct when she takes her next math exam, which will be Friday.

2. Which of the following scenarios is true of response variables?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll find multiple-choice questions that test your knowledge of response variables in statistics. Our questions ask you about subjects such as the type of variable the response variable is considered in statistics and true statements about response variables.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to see how well you know:

  • What type of variable the response variable is known as in statistics
  • How to identify the response variable in examples
  • True statements about response variables

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve response variable practice problems
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on response variables in statistics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about identifying response variables

Additional Learning

For more information about this interesting subject, check out our lesson called Response Variable in Statistics: Definition & Example. After you complete this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Explain what explanatory variables are
  • Identify how explanatory variables relate to response variables
  • Offer details about multi-response variables