Points of Significance: Association, correlation and causation

Naomi Altman, Martin Krzywinski

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Correlation implies association, but not causation. Conversely, causation implies association, but not correlation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)899-900
Number of pages2
JournalNature methods
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 29 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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