Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321757270
ISBN 13: 978-0-32175-727-2

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Assess Your Understanding - Vocabulary and Skill Building: 1

Answer

The explanatory variable is the variable that is suspected to affect the behavior of another variable, the response variable.

Work Step by Step

According to example 1, page 15, the researchers suspected that mobile phone use (explanatory variable) increases the risk of brain tumors (response variable).
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