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# 1. "What is wrong with the following argument? The relationship between the number of hours you...

1. "What is wrong with the following argument? The relationship between the number of hours you spend studying is directly related to how well you do on school tests. Therefore, if you do not do well on a test, it means that you did not study long enough."

2. Rank the following correlation coefficients in order of their strength from strongest to weakest. .21 ?.67 .53 ?.01 .78

1. "What is wrong with the following argument? The relationship between the number of hours you spend studying is directly related to how well you do on school tests. Therefore, if you do not do well on a test, it means that you did not study long enough."

Ans: No

A correlation between variables, however, does not automatically mean that the change in one variable is the cause of the change in the values of the other variable. Causation indicates that one event is the result of the occurrence of the other event; i.e. there is a causal relationship between the two events.

2. Rank the following correlation coefficients in order of their strength from strongest to weakest. .21 ?.67 .53 ?.01 .78

Ans: Strongest to weakest:

0.78

0.67

0.53

0.21

0.01