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Spurious Correlations: Merits of Current Research

Find an instance where someone had made a claim about a connection between seemingly random events (e.g. sports, health, or political section of a newspaper, in a magazine, or in any other source).

Discuss the merits of what the claim is being made and then poke holes in it, using probability theory and quantifying my answers.

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There has been a good amount of research done to find out the correlation between sporting success and stock market. Initially ...

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This solution looks at the connection between two seemingly random events and discusses probability theories to prove a claim between the apparent correlation.