ERIC Number: EJ411252
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Correlation and Causation: A Logical Snafu.
Games, Paul A.
Journal of Experimental Education, v58 n3 p239-46 Spr 1990
The logical flaw of using the methods of path analysis and structural equation modeling to make causative conclusions is demonstrated. A proper evaluation of the role of investigation versus experimentation is cited in the work of W. G. Cochran as explicated by D. R. Rubin (1983). (TJH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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