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### Does Correlation "Sometimes" Imply Causality? [duplicate]

I am an MBA student taking courses in statistics. I am sure that at some point, we have all heard the famous expression - "Correlation Does Not Imply Causality". When we are being introduced ...
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### Suppose that $R^2=0$ . Does this imply that Y and X are unrelated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Under what conditions does correlation imply causation? Can somebody illustrate how there can be dependence and zero covariance? Or could there still be a relationship? Is ...
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### Examples for teaching: Correlation does not mean causation

There is an old saying: "Correlation does not mean causation". When I teach, I tend to use the following standard examples to illustrate this point: number of storks and birth rate in Denmark; number ...
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### Criticism of Pearl's theory of causality

In the year 2000, Judea Pearl published Causality. What controversies surround this work? What are its major criticisms?
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### Statistics and causal inference?

In his 1984 paper "Statistics and Causal Inference", Paul Holland raised one of the most fundamental questions in statistics: What can a statistical model say about causation? This led to his ...
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### Does autocorrelation imply temporal dependence?

It is always said that a time series should be stationary for forecasting using classical methods. While converting a time series to stationary, we detrend and deseasonalize the time series. Does this ...
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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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### Does the high coefficient of determination in this graph predict a huge spike in global warming? [closed]

I have had three semesters of college statistics as part of my BSBA degree. From what I recall from regression analysis the graph seems to show a very high coefficient of determination between CO2 and ...
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### Comparing two sets of data over time to infer correlation or imply causation

I have two data sets, over a period of time that I would like to compare. I am very unfamiliar with statistics so sorry if this is simple. I need to use SPSS. I am comparing the number of journal ...
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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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### What do r (Pearson correlation coefficient) and R^2 stand for? [duplicate]

As far as I understood, R squared explains how much the variation in Y is explained by its linear association with X. And it's used as an indicator for goodness of fit of a linear model. Then when ...
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### Multiple regression for a questionnaire study

Let's say I have a study in which I send a 100 people a questionnaire in which the dependent variable is binary, such as "does x, y and z correlate with whether a person is obese or not obese". Would ...
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### Shouldn't we take absolute values when + or - sign indicates only direction, not higher or lower values?

What I am trying to do? I want to explore the relationship between Magnetic Field and Blood Pressure in case of diabetic patients. In short, I will create a heavy magnetic field and will collect ...
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### Can I use PCA to study how variables affect each other?

I'd like to know what PCA tells me about how the variables affect each other. For example, let's say I've three variables Cholesterol, Exercise, Calorie Intake and Sleep. I want to know how Exercise, ...
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### Causality of the regression [duplicate]

I have the same results for two regression 1) y= number of board directors in t+1 x= a dummy variable with 1 if there is at least an institutional investor among the shareholders in t. 2) y= a ...
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### Why does presence of sample correlation violate independence assumption? [duplicate]

Consider the data from this website. They present the attached graph and state "It is clear that children who get more correct in the D0 condition tend to get more correct in the D60 condition. ...
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### Regression: Is it problematic to include a predictor when the outcome variable is based on it?

My question is based on the following discussion we often see when people try to model citation counts for research articles. The outcome variable is citation counts for an article and some typical ...
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