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Unformatted text preview: -- Choose a particular sampling procedure and related methods of how to collect data. .. 3) Analyze Data and Identify Patterns -- May note correlations (or relationships) between factors such as race, social class, or religious beliefs and choices re: college attendance. .. ** Caution about difference b/t correlation and causation E.g., Studies have demonstrated that rates of violent crime go up as the sale of ice cream also increases. This is a positive correlation, but should we conclude that eating ice cream causes people to get violent and commit crime?. .. (This could really simplify the Crime Bill!) Well, as it turns out, this positive correlation is explained by a third variable that's not so apparent at first. .. That is, if we take a closer look, we see that warm weather will lead to more ice cream being sold, but it will also lead more people to be out in public places and thus increase the opportunity for violent crime to occur. .....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10