control variable

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1 In experimental design, any variable apart from the independent variable that is controlled by the experimenter by being randomized, held constant, statistically controlled, or suppressed in some other way (also called a controlled variable).

2 Any variable whose values are used to separate cases into subgroups in a cross-tabulation.

Subjects: Psychology.

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