Definitions for "Counterbalancing"
A technique used to combat carryover effects in a within-subjects design that involves assigning the various treatments of an experiment in a different order for different subjects.
An arrangement of treatment conditions to neutralise practice effects and / or the effects of fatigue, e.g. where group A completes Task 1 followed by Task 2, and group B completes Task 2 followed by Task 1.
A way of controlling confounding variables, such as order effects.
serving to equilibrate; "he added a counterbalancing weight"