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Inmy first question, discussing the impact of technologicaladvancements in enhancing training of counseling invites an in-depthunderstanding of the topic through a comprehensive interpretation ofthe variables featured. As I earlier included in the preceding entry,I describe the variable as anything with a character that changes inquantity or quality. In this scenario, the dependent variable is theimpact of technological advancements. The independent variable is howenhancing training of counseling will impact technologicaladvancements (dependent variable). I find that the manipulation ofthe independent variable, which is enhancing training of counseling,will cause the change in the dependent variable the impact oftechnological advancement. I also find that to develop a research onemust identify the variables and focus the study on the basic conceptsthat are involved in achieving the desired result (Statistics, 2013).
Inmy second question, the level of accessibility of the technologicaldevices to school counselors introduces other forms of variables. Theextraneous variable is any variable other than independent variablethat would cause a change in the dependent variable (Bernard, 2011).In this case, the level of accessibility of the technological devicesto school counselors has an influence on the dependent variable (theimpact of technological advancements).
Inmy third question, the role of educational institutions in improvingthe usability of the available technologies by trained counselors,individual variables can be determined. I find that other factorsbesides the independent variable could also alter the dependentvariable. And such factors on their own would influence the dependentvariable, changing the intended result in the case where I realizeoutcomes through the changes made by the independent variable (Brauer& Judd, 2000). I find through this question that notwithstandingthe changes that I could realize on the dependent variable throughenhancing training of counseling (independent variable), it wouldagain rely on whether the institutions have acknowledged their rolein improving the usability of technology by trained counselors. Inessence, I find that the factors change the position of the dependentvariable directly.
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