Spurious Correlations et al.

Did you know that the divorce rate in Maine has a strong positive relationship with the US per capita consumption of margarine (r = .99)? Discover a new spurious correlation every day! A law student from Harvard created an amazing website that helps emphasize the fact that correlation does not equal causation.

Also the following infographic really drives home the difference between type I and type II errors…


From Marginal Revolution: http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2014/05/type-i-and-type-ii-errors-simplified.html

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