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date: 22 September 2020

intervening variable (mediating variable) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Media and Communication
Author(s):

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

A factor mediating the relationship between two other factors (see alsodependent and independent variables). Such a variable is causally situated between them and accounts at least partly for their association. An example would be a study which found that the effect of synthetic voices on ... ...

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