Causal Effect: Definition & Overview


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What does the word effect mean?

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1. Causal effect is helpful for which of the following reasons?

2. When lightning strikes a tree, a fire begins raging. How would we phrase the causal effect relationship at work here?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Causal effect describes how something happens based on the past or ongoing occurrence of something else. This quiz and worksheet will test you on the uses of causal effect and how it features in a given scenario.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of effect
  • Why causal effect is helpful
  • The causal effect relationship in a real-world example

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on causal effect
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to describe a specific example of causal effect
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why causal effect is important to understand

Additional Learning

To learn more about how things or events are effected by other things or events, review the corresponding lesson called Causal Effect: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what causal effect is
  • Examines specific real world examples in order to explain it
  • Explores the characteristics of causal effect and how to identify it