Hidden Variable Dependencies

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Hidden Variable Dependencies


Document and assess whether the effect of applying Product Outputs depends on Hidden Variables. If true, control for Hidden Variables, for example through marginalization and/or by deriving indicators for Hidden Variables influence.


To (a) prevent diverging effects on seemingly similar individuals or datapoints; (b) prevent or detect high-risk interactions; and (c) highlight associated risks in the Product Lifecycle.

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