# Statistics Discussion Week IV Please provide a XXXXXXXXXXword explanation for the below discussion question and please include APA style in-text quotation marks, citations, and references!! In...

Statistics Discussion Week IV
Please provide a XXXXXXXXXXword explanation for the below discussion question and please include APA style in-text quotation marks, citations, and references!!
1. In correlation and regression we are examining relationships between two or more variables (i.e., ad spending and sales). However in most studies we do we cannot say that one variable (ad spending) causes the other (sales). Why not? What has to be the case for us to discuss one variable "causing" another?
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Statistics Discussion Week IVPlease provide a XXXXXXXXXXword explanation for the below discussion question and please include APA style in-text quotation marks, citations, and references!!In correlation and regression we are examining relationships between two or more variables (i.e., ad spending and sales). However in most studies we do we cannot say that one variable (ad spending) causes the other (sales). Why not? What has to be the case for us to discuss one variable "causing" another?

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Robert answered on Dec 20 2021
1. In co
elation and regression we are examining relationships between two
or more variables (i.e., ad spending and sales). However in most studies we do we cannot
say that one variable (ad spending) causes the other (sales). Why not? What has to be the
case for us to discuss one variable "causing" another?
Co
elation does not necessarily mean causation. Co
elation just says which direction
two variables are moving i.e. whether they move in same direction (positive co
elation) or they
move in opposite direction (negative co
elation). Co
elation might occur just by chance and
therefore might not imply causation. For examples, suppose we find...
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