HLT-362V Week 5 Topic 5 DQ 1 Topic: Discovering Relationships and Building Models

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HLT-362V Week 5 Topic 5 DQ 1
Topic: Discovering Relationships and Building Models

Describe the error in the conclusion. Given: There is a linear correlation between the number of cigarettes smoked and the pulse rate. As the number of cigarettes increases the pulse rate increases. Conclusion: Cigarettes cause the pulse rate to increase.

Sol:_ In the prime it is stated that the cigrattes is correlated linearly to pulse rate. But in the conclusion it is mentioned that  increase in pulse rate caused by cigarette.

So, the error in conclusion is that ” Correlation does not imply the causal relation’