from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who confounds
- n. A factor, in data analysis, that causes the effects of two distinct processes to be indistinguishable; a confounding variable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who confounds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which Confounds.
- n. One who mistakes one thing for another, or who mentions things without due distinction.
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The confounder is the continually reducing age for obtaining Social Security is supposed to be a way of reducing the total fiscal burden of Social Security by encouraging people to take it earlier for less payout.
Unfortunately, the study did not report on levels of physical activity, an important confounder in any study on visceral fat.
There is always the chance that they might miss some critical confounder that renders their results entirely wrong.
The second lesson here, with regard to clinical trials, is a confounder we need to tackle with vigor, known as the "Healthy User Bias."
The title of the test is already a confounder: it tells the subjects that their moral sense is being studied, which may put them on guard and elicit different reactions than the subjects would have if the test was labeled, for example, “Strategic Reasoning Test.”
The great confounder may be that being more educated may allow you to have higher income and a better job, and thus potentially a better marriage clear for men, unclear for women, perhaps you argue about money less either way.
"We knew if we really wanted to leverage the idea, we had to find a way to own it," says Index confounder James Champy.
Beyond normalcy: But for those of us who are into numbers, the most interesting news was that DreamWorks has gotten Paul Allen, a confounder of Microsoft, to buy $500 million of stock at a very high price flow high?
There is still a risk that the randomisation won't work though, and you'll get a randomly distributed confounder you need to check.
Full disclosure: I'm confounder of NewsCred, and we're trying to do just that with.