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Conflations of Correlation with Causation in Researchers' Descriptions of Their Work
The objective of this research is to determine the frequency with which social scientists use unjustified causal language in academic descriptions of their work.
Do Researchers Practice What They Preach? Unjustified Causal Language in Psychological Scientists' Descriptions of Their Work
People are biased toward seeing associations between independent events and assuming causal explanations for those associations. Indeed, the lay public incorrectly infers cause-and-effect from descriptions of non-experimental ...