CONFOUNDS

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noun. factors that fluctuate with the independent variable and whose affects on the dependent variable are subsequently hard to distinguish through empirical observation from the influence of the independent variable.

CONFOUNDS: "The confounds within the investigation pertaining to how the evidence was obtained held up the trial proceedings for months."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CONFOUNDS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/confounds/ (accessed July 2, 2022).

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