I am not understanding how to do this question as I am still trying to grasp an understanding of the material. I came across these questions at the end of the chapter:
1) Does correlationequal causation? Why or why not?
2). What is the relationship between correlation and association?
Here is some background information to derive answers to your questions.
Correlation Analysis Regression Analysis
(a) In correlation analysis, we calculate the correlation coefficient which is a measure of the degree of covariablity between X and Y
(b) Correlation is merely a tool to ascertain the degree of relationship between X and Y. We can not assign cause and effect relationship between
X and …
The solution discusses if correlation equals causation. The relationship between correlation and association is also explored.