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Teaching Causation, Correlation and Cat Crazy

I love this stuff.  You see so much bad stat stuff on TV lately that makes you yell at the television. (Apparently that happens to men when the head over 50.)  Check out these six infographics demonstrating the ridiculous connections you can make when you start confusing correlation and causation:

This might help with a few information literacy / transliteracy classes too!

From Bloomberg / BusinessWeek:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/correlation-or-causation-12012011-gfx.html

Stephen

 

Posted on: January 10, 2012, 7:12 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. I don’t know. I think fig. 4 is as good an explanation as any for why his movies are getting worse.