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Activity: Having Fun with Operational Definitions

This activity provides an opportunity for students to reinforce their understanding of independent and dependent variables as well as their ability to operational define them within the context of a research question.

Identifying IVs & DVs; Operational Definitions

Author: David B. Strohmetz
Monmouth University

Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2010