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MANIPULATED VARIABLE Definition & Legal Meaning

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An independent variable one can alter to get a particular effect. For example, for a period of time to see how one’s weight changes in response, one can lower one’s calories intake, as calories is the manipulated variable, to learn if one’s weight depends on the amount of calories one consumes.


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