Wed 14 Dec, 2016 06:54 am
Is the sentence below correct:
Being male was the variable that single-handedly best explained lean body mass during adolescence.
I need to say that when the study variables were analyzed individually, being male was the one that best explained .....
Single-handedly does not mean what you appear to think it does. It adds nothing to the sentence and does nothing to convey the intended meaning. We use the phrase 'single-handedly' to describe solitary or unaided actions by people, e.g. in the woods, Joe single-handedly killed three bears that threatened his family.
Thanks to both of you.
Contrex, what word could I use to express the idea that when each variable was analysed individually, being male best explained... as opposed to the combined effect of two or more variables?
Of all of the variables, being male best explained lean body mass during adolescence.