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Matched-pair analysis

Definition
noun
A form of analysis where each of the subjects in a study (experimental) group is paired with each of those in a comparison (control) group on the basis of matching factor(s) (e.g. age, sex, etc.).
Supplement
This is especially done when randomization is not possible. Matched-pair analysis is one of the possible ways to minimize the effect of extraneous variables.


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