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Can gender be an extraneous variable?
Last Updated: 31st January, 2020
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Also asked, what are examples of extraneous variables?
There are four types of extraneous variables:
- Situational Variables. These are aspects of the environment that might affect the participant's behaviour, e.g. noise, temperature, lighting conditions, etc.
- Participant / Person Variable.
- Experimenter / Investigator Effects.
- Demand Characteristics.
One may also ask, is a confounding variable the same as an extraneous variable? Extraneous variables are those that produce an association between two variables that are not causally related. Confounding variables are similar to extraneous variables, the difference being that they are affecting two variables that are not spuriously related.
In this way, what is an extraneous variable in an experiment?
Extraneous variables are any variables that you are not intentionally studying in your experiment or test. When you run an experiment, you're looking to see if one variable (the independent variable) has an effect on another variable (the dependent variable). These undesirable variables are called extraneous variables.
Is age an extraneous variable?
If the temperature effects performance, it's an extraneous variable. It can be literally anything that confounds the dependent variable. Age, height, IQ, economic status, culture of origin, hand dominance, musical ability, academic major, etc.