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Correlation vs. Causation: Causal and Noncausal Relationships

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jun 17, 2022 • 4 min read

Charting out specific cause and effect relationships can prove elusive at times. Occasionally, what looks like a cause might merely be a circumstantial relationship (or correlation). Learn more about correlation vs. causation in both real-life circumstances and for the purposes of scientific research design.