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Big Data’s causation and correlation issue

If Big Data came in a box, it would be stamped, “Warning: Correlation does not imply causation” on the side. There’s a common thread among Big Data stories, often told as exciting tales of wonder, that correlation somehow approximates causation. It sometimes gets expressed in oblique arguments that more data is better and in stories […]

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