Question

When does correlation not imply causation?

Answer #1

Coorelation describes the relation between two variable while we surely does not know whether one of the variable cause other variable of not. Thus, we cannot for sure that correlation does not imply causation.

Example: From observing the data of a cancer hospital, consumption of iodine by a skin cancer patient reduces their body cells effectiveness to recover which shows correlation between these two while we ignored other variables which cause and prevents patient from recovering which could be more problematic than consuming iodine. Thus there is direct correlation of consuming iodine with cancer as per the data but no causation.

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imply causation.
2. A grocery manager has data concerning their sales of fresh
produce over a 20 year period. The manger plugs their data into
excel and without plotting comes up with the equation for the
regression line. Using this equation they estimate the produce
sales for the upcoming year. What mistakes did they make?
Explain.

1. Give a specific example illustrating how correlation does not
imply causation.
2. A grocery manager has data concerning sales of fresh produce
over a 20year period. The manager plugs the data into
excel and without plotting comes up with the equation for the
regression line. Using this equation, the manager
estimates the produce sales for the upcoming year. What
mistake(s), if any, did the Manager make? Explain.

TRUE OR FALE
1.
Statistical correlation is equivalent to causation.
2.
Causation occurs when a change in a variable causes change in
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