Spurious Correlations

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Featured in BBC World Service radio programme ‘Science in Action’ on 17/09/2017

Understanding whether events that appear to be connected are one thing caused by the other, or just simple correlation, or patterns of trends, can be a tricky business. But it’s the key to understanding cause and coincidence. Silvia Lazzaris looks at the weird and wonderfully, spuriously correlated world we live in.

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cstzrs

 

Published by silvialazzaris

Italian writer based in the UK.

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