Thursday, January 21, 2016

TOK 1: Day 52 (1/21): Determining Cause

Let's watch this short TEDx about the dangers of correlation vs. causality.


Discussion:

  1. Where do these issues arise in our daily lives?
  2. Where do we see these issues causing the most trouble/danger?
  3. Why are the risks of spurious correlation higher for the human sciences than the natural sciences?


Now take a look at this site:

Spurious Correlations Engine

Finally, we will spend some time with an activity where YOU are responsible for determining causality in a complicated, real-world situation.

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