Common Core: HSS-ID.C.9
Correlation v. Causation
The difference between correlation and causation.
Correlation vs Causation.
Correlation and Causality
Understanding why correlation does not imply causality (even though
many in the press and some researchers often imply otherwise).
Explain that a correlation does not establish that there is a causal
A correlation is a relationship between two variables. If both
variables increase, or both variables decrease, this is described as
a positive correlation. If when one variable increases the other
decreases (or vice versa) this is described as a negative
A correlation can be identified from observations without a
scientific experiment. However, just because there exists a
relationship between two variables, this does not indicate that
there is necessarily a causal relationship between the two - there
may be other variables influencing the relationship which have not
To establish cause in a relationship a controlled scientific
experiment must be done.
Inappropriate Data Usage - 9th-12th Grades Common Core Mathematics
CC.9-12.S.ID.9 -- Distinguish between correlation and causation.
Correlation vs. Causation.
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