Causation

Learning objectives

  • Beware of inferring causation from correlation
  • What explanatory variables to include in a model if you have a model of causation
  • Testing the strength of causation given a model of causation

Before class

  • Read textbook chapter 17
  • Do assignment Thirty One (only C16-05 and C16-12, omit C16-10) on the homework server.
  • Post to Piazza
  • Work on  the term project.  If necessary, modify information about your project and group on this Google Doc.  You should be collecting data now.

In class

Daily Schedule|Homework Server|Rstudio|Piazza|Rcommands

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