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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    I ran all over all the possibilities, came up with dichotomous categorical data, linear regression
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    Yes, lol, you were! I don’t get to know how others faired that may have chosen opposite dependent variables than I did, because it’s an on-line course, with minimal instructor or peer interaction, unfortunately. Thanks again
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    I did actually find, after much digging, a research article which demonstrated that having Congestive Heart Failure is a high risk factor for getting a Nosocomial Infection.
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    Per my Statistics examples I gave here, I used Nosocomial Infection as the Dependent variable.
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    I received an “A” on the problem, so all is well. Again, thank you to all who attempted to help.
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    I changed my dependent variable to Nosocomial infections after reading and using these two examples on the internet: According to Kollef, Sharpless, Vlasnik, Pasque, (1997), "We identified four risk factors associated with the development of nosocomial infection (duration of mechanical...
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    Lol I suppose it depends on which side of the grading book you sit on Karabiner
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    Makes sense, thank you much!
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    The difficulty with this question for me was there was no “effect” from any one variable to measure. And there were only categorical data. I’ve been a nurse for 25 years, and could write a paper just on confounding variables, but that’s not built into the problem I was asked to solve. It’s a...
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    That’s all my professor gave us, and other students tried it multiple ways. I originally had nosocomial infection as the independent but researched more on the internet that told me I probably was wrong. I was looking for a hard fast answer. If there isn’t one, and it’s open to...
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    Excuse me? I’m not debating here or needing to be philosophical, just looking for an answer. If you don’t have one then why answer my post?
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    Dependent vs. Independent Variables?

    PICOT question: Do more Congestive Heart Failure patients get more Nosocomial Infections than other Cardiac patients on a Cardiac Unit? Which of those three variables would be Dependent, vs. Independent? Thanks!