Correlation and causation

For this Scimatics unit we focused on correlation and causation. We worked in partners and we had to make our own survey with a topic that had a correlation with causation and correlation without causation. My partner and I decide to make our Survey about how being introverted or extroverted relates to the career one might want to pursue. We thought someone who considers themselves more introverted might go into a career like business, whereas someone who’s extroverted might go into communications.

Planning and conducting: Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to systematically and accurately collect and record data.

I showed this competency by using Google forms to make an easily accessible survey. I also used the app Numbers to make all my graphs and charts.

Communicating and Representing: Use mathematical vocabulary and language to contribute to mathematical discussion

I defined the math terms correlation and causation to explain how they were relate to the survey. I also learned how to interpret graphs and tell what type correlation they are, such as week or strong.

Applying and Innovating: Contribute to care for self, others, community, and world through individual or collaborative approaches

My partner and I used our class time to work on the assignment and we evenly distributed the work load. 

We split the work load based on our strengths for example I did the writing and she did the math. We split the survey questions into even and odd numbers so one of us didn’t have to write down 30 responses

To conclude this blog will answer the driving question: What is the difference between correlation and causation?

The difference between correlation and causation is that correlation is simply a relation between two factors, and they don’t necessarily have to have anything to do with each other. While causation is where one action causes the second action to occur. 

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