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Beyond Correlation: Other Measures of Dependency

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

King Building, Room 239 10 N. Professor Street

Beyond Correlation: Other Measures of Dependency

Correlation, a linear measure of association among random quantities, gets a bad rap as it is often mistaken for causation.  In fact correlation is but one of many possible “measures of association”—none of which deign to properly account for cause and effect. 

Presenter Kobi Abayomi of the environmental studies program at Binghamton University will introduce some alternate measures of association, illustrate differences among them, and the talk will talk for a while about the statistician’s role in causation.

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Speakers, Discussions

Department

Mathematics, Academic

Contact Person

Cathy Murillo

Contact Phone Number

775-8380

Contact Email Address

cathy.murillo@oberlin.edu

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