Confounding Variables

Confounding Variables

Author: Isaiah Steinke

This lesson will explain confounding variables.

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Terms to Know
  • Confounding

    Confounding occurs when the effects, if any, of the treatments are indistinguishable from the potential effects of some other variable which was unaccounted for.

  • Confounding Variable

    A variable which was not accounted for in a study, which limits the conclusions that the study can draw.