confounding variable

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17:57 May 21, 2010
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Science - Mathematics & Statistics
Additional field(s): Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: confounding variable
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Confounding variables are variables that the researcher failed to control, or eliminate, damaging the internal validity of an experiment.

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  • Depression as a confounding variable in the estimation of habitual sleep time.
  • Also in most developing economies, corruption would interact as a confounding variable and distort interpretations. institute of economic affairs
  • To what extent does America’s economy drive the economy of the overall O.E.C.D.-area, and/or to what extent does the overall O.E.C.D.-area economy drive America’s economy? Or is there a third (or fourth, or fifth…) confounding variable that affects both? The New York Times
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5variable o factor de confusió
4variable destorb
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variable destorb

Definition from Viquipèdia:
"Dins la teoria de processos estocàstics de la teoria de probabilitat i estadística, una variable destorb és una variable aleatòria, que és fonamental per al model probabilístic, però que no és d'interès particular en sí mateixa o que ja no és d'interès: ...."

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  • "Edat: variable destorb a ser eliminat amb el control estadístic o una preocupació important?" Robbert Sanderman, Jim C. Coyne, Adelita V. Ranchor ( 2006), - Book Title 
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variable o factor de confusió

Definition from Wikilingue:
Una variable o factor de confusió és una variable que distorsiona la mesura de l'associació entre altres dues variables. El resultat de la presència d'una variable de confusió pot ser l'observació d'un efecte on en realitat no existeix o l'exageració d'una associació real (confusió positiva) o, per contra, l'atenuació d'una associació real i fins i tot una inversió del sentit d'una associació real (confusió negativa).

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