## What is a Covariate?

Covariates are continuous independent variables (or predictors) in a regression or ANOVA model. These variables can explain some of the variability in the dependent variable.

That definition of covariates is simple enough. However, the usage of the term has changed over time. Consequently, analysts can have drastically different contexts in mind when discussing covariates. [Read more…] about Covariates: Definition & Uses