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Simpson's Paradox: An Example From a Longitudinal Study in South Africa

Simpson's Paradox: An Example From a Longitudinal Study in South Africa

The dataset presented in this article, created by Christopher H. Morrell of Loyola College, comes from a South African study of growth of children. This data is a useful example of Simpson's paradox. Some of the key concepts include categorical data and the comparison between proportions. The author states that "[this] example demonstrates the importance race plays in every aspect of South African life."... Show More

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