The Data in Your Lap: How to Interpret Naturally Occurring Experiments

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The interpretation of the naturally occurring experiments which happens to divide the world into treatment groups and control groups is discussed. The difference between correlation and causation is explained by various examples which include a doctor experience with wine and a manager experience with an employee which send more e-mail than others. The relation between the Bush tax cuts and the booming third-quarter growth is also elaborated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)B20
JournalChronicle of Higher Education
Issue number17 SEC. B
StatePublished - Dec 19 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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