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Causation in Statistics: Definition & Examples

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In statistics, which of the following does NOT explain causation?

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1. 'Causation' is the most likely relationship between which of the following situations?

2. What is a lurking variable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will test your grasp of causation in statistics. Concepts you will need to comprehend include defining causation and identifying its relationship between two specific situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to:

  • Recognize a lurking variable
  • Define correlation
  • Complete a 'fill in the blank' on two terms that do not equate to each other

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will get you practicing the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding lurking variables and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding correlation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about causation in statistics

Additional Learning

Seeking more knowledge on causation? Then utilize this lesson for your own benefit. The lesson is called Causation in Statistics: Definition & Examples, and it features these objectives:

  • Define lurking variable
  • Interpret a graph with relation to causation data
  • Recognize different calculations for interpreting data
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