confounding variable

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17:56 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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Definition from M.Baltiņš"Lietišķā epidemioloģija":
In statistics, a confounding variable is an variable in a statistical model that correlates (positively or negatively) with both the dependent variable and the independent variable.
Jaucējfaktors is faktors, kas ietekmē gan cēloni, gan sekas (proti, atkarīgo un neatkarīgo mainīgo lielumu)

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