Should sociologists associate prolonged periods of power outage with creation of

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 4 years ago

    Should sociologists associate prolonged periods of power outage with creation of more babies?

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  2. JimTxMiller profile image80
    JimTxMillerposted 4 years ago

    Numbers do not lie. It's not the sociologists who are making all them babies!

  3. Amber Vyn profile image61
    Amber Vynposted 4 years ago

    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.

 
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