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Critical Thinking 14 Reasoning about Causes and Their Effects

Critical Thinking 14 Reasoning about Causes and Their Effects

This chapter explored the difference between a causal claim and one that is merely correlational. Causality and correlation are intimately connected in three ways. First, if A does cause B, there will always be a correlation between A and B, but the reverse isn't true. Second, if you suspect that A causes B, then finding the predicted correlation between A and B will help justify the causal claim, whereas not finding the correlation will refute...

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