# Association to Causation Deriving inferences

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All of the following are important criteria when making causal inferences except Predictive Value.

The important criteria listed that does apply are consistency with existing knowledge, dose-response relationship, consistency of association in several studies and strength of association.

Why does predictive value one of the criteria?? Review Question does not give explanations as to why not. Thank you.

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Important criteria listed that does apply are consistency with existing knowledge, dose-response relationship, consistency of association in several studies and strength of association are discussed,

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One cannot predict the causal inference merely from the statistical values thus predictive value (which is completely based on statistical methods) cannot be used to make causal inference. For example, if there is a high relationship between rains on a particular day and stock market gains. The ...

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