Here is when I used an informal type of correlation. In this case, "Does correlation imply causation?" Why or why not?
A time when I used an informal type of correlation was to assume that there was a positive correlation between the number of hours studying and the grade that I receive in a course. Based on my experience, the more time I put into studying, the higher my grade. As a result, I studied a large amount of time for a course that I found particularly difficult, but received a low grade. I realize that other variables such as my interest in the subject matter, my pre-existing skills, and the objective difficulty of the subject matter were also variables affecting the outcome. The mere existence of a relationship between studying and grades did not mean that there is a clear cause and effect relationship between the variables.
In this case, "Does correlation imply causation?" Why or why not?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 18, 2018, 12:12 am ad1c9bdddf
No, correlation does NOT imply causation.
In statistics, corrleation and causation are two different concepts. Correlation means that there is a relationship between two variables. We can use one variable to predict the other. Such relationship ...
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