control variable

  

Definition

A variable that is held constant in order to assess or clarify the relationship between two other variables. Control variable should not be confused with controlled variable, which is an alternative term for independent variable.

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  • There are different ways of analyzing equations and I prefer to look at elements involved as often either fixed or control variables.

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  • If something is going wrong with your business you may try and tweak a few things but keep one as a control variable.

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  • There are different ways of analyzing equations and I prefer to look at elements involved as often either fixed or control variables.

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