Should sociologists associate prolonged periods of power outage with creation of more babies?
Numbers do not lie. It's not the sociologists who are making all them babies!
Correlations, or associations, abound in life.
In the year Justin Bieber was born, cholesterol levels began dropping. In the year Facebook was invented, they began rising again. So, there's an association there. If Facebook got rid of Justin Bieber, would Facebook finally succeed in its evil plot to send cholesterol levels sky high?
Correlations are the starting point for investigation. Next, the arrow of causality must be established. Does A cause B? Does B cause A? Are both A and B caused by a third C factor? Is it just a coincidence?
This is why science is awesome. It keeps us from making causal associations when there's none there.
by miakouna5 years ago
If there was a power outage, what survival equipment is essential?
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 years ago
When will people come to the realization that socioeconomic wealth is the most important thingin American society(always has and always will be) as socioeconomic wealth means power, influence, political clout, and...
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