Correlation vs. Causation

Reader Response to “Don’t Marry Career Women” – Correlation vs. Causation

Correlation vs. Causation
Michael Noer’s article dismisses itself…

“A word of caution, though: As with any social scientific study, it’s important not to confuse correlation with causation (p.3, final paragraph).”

That’s right: Just because the specific pieces of research that Mr. Noer chose to use in his article may seem to correlate does not mean that marrying a career woman will more likely cause a divorce, even in marriages that are of “low marital quality”.

It’s important to remember that it is very easy to skew research findings to fit your point of view.

Erica P., Colorado

08-25-2006 06:02 PM

Re: Correlation vs. Causation
Your quite right, he should do a survey in his follow up article. If four studies and a survey agrees, he might be onto something.

08-25-2006 06:06 PM

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