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    What is the difference between correlation and causation? And why is this important to know for someone doing social psychological research?

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    Correlation is a statistical concept, which is measured when one variable has a simultaneously occurring positive or negative or no effect on the second variable. When correlation is linked with multiple variables, multiple regression analysis or item response methods are employed to ...

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    Research methods and statistics - difference between correlation and causation

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