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The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

9 minutes
The rebirth of causality and that it means for researchers, doctors, and everyone else.

For over a century, scientists have done everything they can to avoid confusing correlation with causation. Unfortunately, this has led policymakers, doctors, and ordinary people to miss out on countless opportunities to improve their lives and the society they live in. In this Snapshot, you’ll learn why the taboo of exploring causal relationships is now dead and what this means for scientific research and the greater good.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are interested in statistics, economics, or social science
  • Don’t know the difference between causation and correlation
  • Want to understand causal relationships to achieve different (and better) outcomes
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