Confounding & Bias in Statistics: Definition & Examples


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Why is confounding not a form of bias?

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1. Which of these is an example of confounding in statistics?

2. Why might a study about climate change by a company that sells fossil fuels be an instance of funding bias?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will get the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of confounding and bias in statistics with this quiz. Questions focus on both topics, as well as additional statistical terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Subject matter covered by this quiz includes:

  • Forms of bias
  • Examples of confounding
  • Control in statistics

Skills Practiced

Completing this quiz also gives you the opportunity to practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on confounding and bias in statistics
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define types of bias
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about statistics

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled Confounding & Bias in Statistics: Definition & Examples to enhance your understanding of these topics. Specifically, you will learn about:

  • People who might be able to use statistics
  • How confounding can occur
  • Problems with the way statistical data is gathered