MC 364 Memo 3 - A39970775 Drawing of conclusions based upon...

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A39970775 Drawing of conclusions based upon research can never definitively be called causational. Each person on an individual level has variation which may lead to different outcomes of data in an overall study. Ecological fallacy is often times what occurs after social research studies because researchers notice a correlation of data as opposed to causation. Units of observation may have factors which are not taken into account during a study of certain characteristics. In elections as discussed in the causality and causal inference cannot be the results of only certain facts about candidates. Those up for election may want to draw an overall conclusion based upon how a campaign is run but the candidate has so many personal beliefs and past experiences that no two elections have results that may be the same as another. In many studies that I have read trends are determined and researchers expect them to follow the same paths. In many instances the data even gathered from the same population may
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MC 364 Memo 3 - A39970775 Drawing of conclusions based upon...

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