confounding variable

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17:55 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.

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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5samplaikos kintamasis
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samplaikos kintamasis

Kai šalutinio kintamojo reikšmės yra susijusios su nepriklausomu kintamuoju, tai vadinama samplaika (angl. confounding) , o pats šalutinis kintamasis – samplaikos kintamuoju.

Example sentence(s):
  • Dėl neekvivalentiškų grupių kvazieksperimentuose kyla didesnis pavojus, kad sąveikos efektai (samplaikos kintamieji) iškreips duomenis. - Psichologijos tyrimo metodai  
  • Samplaikos kintamieji – tai atskira šalutinių kintamųjų kategorija. Tai tokie šalutiniai kintamieji, kurie varijuoja sistemingai kartu su nepriklausomu kintamuoju, ir jų negalima panaikinti. - Psichologija (paskaita), VU  
Ugne Vitkute (X)
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