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Suppose you get a very high correlation coefficient. Does this mean that there is a cause and effect relationship between the independent and the dependent variables? Explain.

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Suppose you get a very high correlation coefficient. Does this mean that there is a cause and effect relationship between the independent and the dependent variables? Explain.

A very high correlation coefficient does not mean that there is a cause and effect relationship between the independent and the dependent variables. It is possible for two variables to be related (correlated), but not have one variable cause another. Therefore, correlation does not imply ...

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The expert discusses whether there a cause and effect relationship between the independent and the dependent variables if the correlation coefficient between them is high.

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