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IVs and DVs

Having a hard time getting to grips with Independent and dependant variables..., looking at a study: and wondering if I got this right, the dependant variable would be wellbeing; the independent variable would be stress and resilience?
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Maybe not at all? Might be a correlation study? "IVs and DVs do not feature in correlation studies, as correlation studies look for a relationship between co-variables, cause and effect is therefore not established as the variables are predicted to change in response to each other”
That does sound like a correlation, since you’re not changing anything. In that case, they’d be co-variables.

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