THIRD-VARIABLE PROBLEM

the fact that a viewed correspondence between two variants might be because of the typical correspondence between each of the variants and a third variant rather than because the two variants have any underlying union with one another.

THIRD-VARIABLE PROBLEM: "It would seem you encounter a third-variable problem in you second trial."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THIRD-VARIABLE PROBLEM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/third-variable-problem/ (accessed September 8, 2019).
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