CONFOUNDS

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: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CONFOUNDS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/confounds/ (accessed July 25, 2017).
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