Unit 4: Correlation and Causation
Text reading and review exercises
Review Chapters 8 and 9 of FPP and do the following review exercises:
Chapter 8 [pages 134-139]: 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Chapter 9 [pages 153-157]: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10
The correlations from August 13, 14 and 15 at
Possible essay questions:
- For any of these three observed correlations, do you see a
reason why there should be a correlation? Or are they all just
- Comment on the method of finding correlations on this website.
(A link at the bottom of the page gives more details.) Do you see
a way it might be improved? (We will discuss surveys in more detail
later in the course.)
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