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Earl R. Babbie
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Earl R. Babbie
ISBN: 9781305104945
Textbook Problem

Search the web for a research report on the discovery of a spurious relationship. Give the web address of the document and quote or paraphrase what was discovered.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

A spurious relationship is one that incorrectly suggests two variables are related because they happen to increase or decrease at the same time. One example is how the rate of drowning by falling out of a fishing boat mirrors the marriage rate in Kentucky.

Explanation

Answer and explanation:

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http://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations

One example of a spurious relationship is the fact that the rate of marriage in Kentucky mirrors the rate of drowning by falling out of a fishing boat...

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