Unformatted text preview: This may or may not be true; the point is, one must have more information than simply the time the two events took place to Single Cause . A related problem with establishing causality is that there could be more than one cause of an event. If one looks at data an 1) X took place before Y, and 2) X rises as Y rises, one may be tempted to assert a causal relationship between the two. However, this neglects the possibility that a third variable, Z, is also necessary for Y to happen. X alone does not cause Y; For example, sometimes economists use a person’s “willingness to pay” for a good to determine the demand for the good. Back to ' Analysis and Argument ' Writer's Web | Writing Center | Make an Appointment | Library...
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- Winter '08
- Causality, Correlation does not imply causation, President Reagan, causal relationship, David Roberts, UR Writing Fellow