Here's your next reading assignment. Read Sections 1.5-1.7 (omitting Section 1.6.2) in your textbook and answer the following questions by 8 a.m., Wednesday, January 25th. Be sure to login to the blog before leaving your answers in the comment section below.
- These charts from Businessweek make the point that correlation does not imply causation. Identify a possible lurking variable for one of the charts.
- Let's say I wanted to compare the effects of teaching calculus in two different ways--with clickers and without. Why would it be difficult to conduct a randomized experiment to compare these methods here at Vanderbilt?
- What's one question you have about the reading?