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Control variables are variables that stay the same throughout an experiment/study. In our case, things like sex or race are common controls. Essentially when you control for a variable you hold or remove the effect of that variable on the outcome/dependent variable.

Citation: Allen, Mike. (2017). The SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods. SAGE Research Methods. https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483381411.n658

Category: Methodology

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