How do we establish causation?
January 8, 2008 6:09 PM Subscribe
We've all heard correlation does not imply causation. What does? Are there any statistical methods for showing a causal relationship? If there are, when/by whom were they developed?
posted by whimwit to Science & Nature (33 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to improve my ability to evaluate published research. Additionally, I am looking into how social scientists in 1920-1940 thought about causality and correlation. Understanding what they did and didn't know back then would help me put their statistical methodologies in the appropriate context.