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Why Correlation is Not Causation

September 9th, 2014

The phrase, “correlation is not causation” has become almost a cliche in data analysis. However, inaccurate conclusions are drawn from correlation analysis every day.¬†Correlations can hint at tendencies, but there are no hard and fast conclusions to be drawn from correlations without further research. The infographic explains some pitfalls that even professional researchers have fallen into by believing that correlation is causation.

Correlation vs. Causation

By Paxton Gray

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