Discussion Board


1. After listening to the (or reading the transcript), watching this week’s videos – particularly the one on the danger of mixing up causality and correlation – and completing the readings, discuss why correlation does not equal causation.

2. Describe at least one example (besides those in the readings and videos) of a situation where mixing up these two concepts could negatively impact an individual or group of individuals. Feel free to search the web for other instances where these two concepts were mixed up.