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How to find Causality in data? [duplicate]

I am a statistical newbie. I recently started doing some text analysis in my text columns to find if a usage of specific word is causing my score to be high or low score. Previously I was finding the ...
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How to establish and prove causality between two variables? [duplicate]

I want to establish causality between two variables/attributes of some time series data. Is there any method to prove and establish the causality mathematically?
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Does any test actually prove causation? [duplicate]

I was once critiqued for using a "wrong" test because the test I chose didn't actually prove causation. I admit that I'm not a statistician. My education is very incomplete. What statistical ...
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If correlation does not imply causation, then what will it take to infer a causal relationship? [duplicate]

Basically the title. What statistical quantity can be used to confirm a causal relationship if not correlation?
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Under what conditions does correlation imply causation?

We all know the mantra "correlation does not imply causation" which is drummed into all first year statistics students. There are some nice examples here to illustrate the idea. But sometimes ...
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The Book of Why by Judea Pearl: Why is he bashing statistics?

I am reading The Book of Why by Judea Pearl, and it is getting under my skin1. Specifically, it appears to me that he is unconditionally bashing "classical" statistics by putting up a straw man ...
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Acceptable r-square value for multiple linear regression model [duplicate]

I'm currently working on my thesis, more specifically I'm analyzing some data collected from researchers about the project's they're working on. In the end, I have performed a multiple linear ...
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Difference between experimental data and observational data?

I'm a novice to data mining and started to read about it. What's the exact difference between experimental data and observation data? Both are obviously data; and many say observation data can lead to ...
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Which Theories of Causality Should I know?

Which theoretical approaches to causality should I know as an applied statistician/econometrician? I know the (a very little bit) Neyman–Rubin causal model (and Roy, Haavelmo etc.) Pearl's Work on ...
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Is causal inference only from data possible?

Suppose we are given a dataset but not the capability of performing some AB testing. We do some regression using X as predictor and Y as response and get a model. Can we actually say something about ...
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is it always "no causation without manipulation"?

I am new to statistics and causality. To my knowledge, to talk about causality, one must have some sort of intervention. I knew it as "no causation without manipulation". Now I am curious: I see many ...
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Understanding the direction & strength of a correlation, & causal status, from a chi-squared test

I am analyzing Stack Overflow Posts. So I have a database with 1000000 questions, their current score (upvote or downvote) and a flag, that there is a source code part in the question (or not). So I ...
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Can causality be inferred in a study with an experience followed by two sets of measures

I came across this study as part of a mock exam paper and was confused to say the least. Context: The study investigates cognitive and behavioural factor related to the experience of anxiety in MRI ...
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Does correlation correlate with causation?

Correlation does not imply causation, but causation causes correlation. By correlation I do not mean exclusively linear correlation, it could be arbitrarily shaped, as long as it is consistent and ...
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Under what conditions does correlation imply proximity to causation?

I've recently had an experience with the whole "correlation does not imply causation", which is certainly true as far as a true/false proposition is concerned, but which also seems to be ...

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