Learn what it means for two variables or items to be correlated. Also, learn about correlation and causation and how two items can be correlated, and yet have no cause and effect relationship.
Additional Resources:
Correlation on Wikipedia
- A link from Wikipedia that does a great job explaining why correlation does not always imply causation.
How do you know if two things are positively correlated or negatively correlated?
Why would you want to know if two things are correlated?
Does correlation imply causation?
If two things are correlated, does that mean one causes the other?
What are some examples of two things being correlated but not causing each other?
Staff Review
Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
Very cool video discussing what it means for two things to be correlated, how to show correlation on a graph, and why it is that just because two things are correlated, it does not mean that one caused the other. Good mathematical AND practical use!