# Can you have multiple dependent variables?

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## Can you have multiple dependent variables?

Researchers in psychology often include multiple dependent variables in their studies. The primary reason is that this easily allows them to answer more research questions with minimal additional effort.

## Which analysis is done when you have two dependent variables?

Multivariate analysis is needed when there are 2 or more Dependent Variables (DV) are in your research model.

**Can you run a regression with multiple dependent variables?**

Yes, it is possible. What you’re interested is is called “Multivariate Multiple Regression” or just “Multivariate Regression”. I don’t know what software you are using, but you can do this in R. Here’s a link that provides examples.

**What are multiple dependent variables?**

Multivariate Multiple Regression is the method of modeling multiple responses, or dependent variables, with a single set of predictor variables. For example, we might want to model both math and reading SAT scores as a function of gender, race, parent income, and so forth.

### How many dependent variables can a study have?

A well-designed experiment normally incorporate one or two independent variables, with every other possible factor eliminated, or controlled. There may be more than two dependent variables in any experiment.

### Why use a MANOVA instead of ANOVA?

The correlation structure between the dependent variables provides additional information to the model which gives MANOVA the following enhanced capabilities: Greater statistical power: When the dependent variables are correlated, MANOVA can identify effects that are smaller than those that regular ANOVA can find.

**How many dependent variables are typically taken in multiple regression?**

one dependent variable

Multiple linear regression is used to estimate the relationship between two or more independent variables and one dependent variable.

**What is multivariate analysis in research?**

Multivariate analysis is based in observation and analysis of more than one statistical outcome variable at a time. In design and analysis, the technique is used to perform trade studies across multiple dimensions while taking into account the effects of all variables on the responses of interest.

## How many dependent variables can be used in a MANOVA?

It can assess only one dependent variable at a time. This limitation can be an enormous problem in certain circumstances because it can prevent you from detecting effects that actually exist. MANOVA provides a solution for some studies.

## What is multivariate analysis in research methodology?

**How many variables is too many for regression?**

Many difficulties tend to arise when there are more than five independent variables in a multiple regression equation. One of the most frequent is the problem that two or more of the independent variables are highly correlated to one another. This is called multicollinearity.

**What does MANOVA do with multiple dependent variables?**

Multivariate ANOVA (MANOVA) extends the capabilities of analysis of variance (ANOVA) by assessing multiple dependent variables simultaneously. ANOVA statistically tests the differences between three or more group means.

### What are multivariate analysis techniques?

There are two types of multivariate analysis techniques: Dependence techniques, which look at cause-and-effect relationships between variables, and interdependence techniques, which explore the structure of a dataset.