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Confoundation Check


Hofer, Matthias (2017). Confoundation Check. In: Matthes, Jörg. The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Hoboken, USA: Wiley, 1-2.

Abstract

A confounding variable is a variable that is associated with both the independent and the dependent variable and thus obscures or accentuates the relationship between the two. In experimental research, researchers are faced with a confoundation if the experimental manipulation(s) did inadvertently affect other variables. Therefore, in order to be able to draw valid causal conclusions researchers have to conduct (a) confoundation check(s). Crucial to the performance of such tests is their ordering and timing.

Abstract

A confounding variable is a variable that is associated with both the independent and the dependent variable and thus obscures or accentuates the relationship between the two. In experimental research, researchers are faced with a confoundation if the experimental manipulation(s) did inadvertently affect other variables. Therefore, in order to be able to draw valid causal conclusions researchers have to conduct (a) confoundation check(s). Crucial to the performance of such tests is their ordering and timing.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:16 Jan 2018 10:44
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 10:25
Publisher:Wiley
ISBN:978-1-118-90176-2
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118901731.iecrm0039
Related URLs:https://www.recherche-portal.ch/ZAD:default_scope:ebi01_prod011069005 (Library Catalogue)

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