The Question of causation

United States, 1988

TV show
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Episode number 11 of Series “Against all odds: inside statistics”.
Studies the idea that causation is only one of many possible explanations for strong statistical correlations. Others may be common responses to a third factor, a confounding factor or coincidence. We are shown the importance of lurking variables, and Simpson’s paradox. As an example of the way in which evidence for causation is gathered when experiments cannot be done, the video presents an historical documentary on smoking and lung cancer. Presented by Theresa M. Amabile.

Credits

director

Jill Singer

producer

Peggy Girshman

Language

English

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39442

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Tobacco - Physiological effect

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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