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Correlation and Causation

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Which of the following best explains correlation and causation?

A

Correlation is the presentation of a hypothesis, but causation explains the role of the independent variable.

B

Correlation shows a relationship between two variables that may indicate possible causation, but not necessarily.

C

Correlation explains the relationship between two variables while causation provides empirical data.

D

Correlation is used to gather data on the dependent variable, while causation gathers data on the independent variable.

E

Correlation and causation are two different terms used to describe the same concept of the relationship between variables.