confounding variable

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17:55 May 21, 2010
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Science - Mathematics & Statistics
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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.

Example sentence(s):
  • 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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Variablel som presenter feilkilder.

Example sentence(s):
  • Støyvariablene iε er uavhengige og identisk fordelte med forventning 0. - ffi  
  • Relasjon (1) kan ikke estimeres uten at det gjøres antagelser om støyvariabelen st . -  
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