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Title: Televisions, Physicians, and Life Expectancy
Url: http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v2n2/datasets.rossman.html
Creator: Rossman, Allan
Publisher: Dickinson College
Description: This article, created by Allan Rossman of Dickinson College, describes a dataset on life expectancies, densities of people per television set, and densities of people per physician in various countries of the world. The example addresses correlation versus causation and data transformations. The author states that "the example has proven very useful for helping students to discover the fundamental principle that correlation does not imply causation."
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Addresses, essays, lectures
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Multivariate analysis -- Regression analysis. Correlation analysis
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Testing of hypotheses
GEM Subject: Health
Mathematics -- Statistics
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Correlation
Mathematics -- Hypothesis testing
Mathematics -- Statistics
Health
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 1994
Resource Type: Dataset (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
Mathematics Materials
Reference
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Allan J. Rossman
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-06-22 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-02-09 16:09:02 (W3C-DTF)
Source: CAUSEweb
Full Record Views: 69
Resource URL Clicks: 5
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