Confounding Variable: Definition & Example


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Confounding variables are part of what family of variables?

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1. Confounding variables are two or more independent variables whose effects are difficult to parse. Which statement below explains what we mean by 'difficult to parse'?

2. There are statistical procedures that allow analysts to deal with confounding variables. The first step is to _____.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will detail the trouble with confounding variables and how analysts handle them. Among the topics this quiz tests is the importance of measuring all the variables related to the dependent variable.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Here are the topics that these assessments focus on:

  • Understanding which variable family confounding variables belongs to
  • Procedures necessary to handle confounding variables
  • Importance of measuring the variables

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - apply relevant concepts to identify and extrapolate certain types of variables
  • Defining key concepts ensure you can accurately define terms such as confounding variable and the family of variables it falls under
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to deal with confounding variables

Additional Learning

The related lesson called Confounding Variables: Definition & Example covers information such as:

  • How confounding variables work
  • Hypothetical examples of confounding variables
  • The steps analysts take to deal with confounding variables in scientific investigations