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# Correlation vs. Causation: Understanding the Difference in Data Analysis

Learn the critical difference between correlation and causation in data analysis. Understand real-world examples and avoid common pitfalls in interpreting data.

Updated Sep 12, 2024 · 8 min read

### Can you have causation without correlation?

### How do I distinguish between correlation and causation in my data?

### What methods can I use to test for causality?

### Is it possible for two things to be correlated but not have a direct relationship?

### What is a spurious correlation?

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