n. in statistics, refers to any variable that is used as a basis for classifying participants in a population and subdividing them in smaller homogenous blocks. This factor enhances statistical analysis and makes the research more precise.

BLOCKING FACTOR: "Gender is an important blocking factor because it enables a researcher to subdivide participants into all-male or all-female blocks."
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