Webinar: Do Ice Cream Sales Cause Shark Attacks? Assessing Correlation vs. Causation

It's often easy to find correlations, but the age-old question is how to determine if it's correlation or causation. Sometimes it's obvious that correlations like ice cream sales and shark attacks are not true causation, but how can we test for causation when it's not so obvious?

Using a correlation matrix and answering 3 simple questions can help us ensure we're not being misled by a false-positive correlation and know with more confidence if true causation exists.

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Matt Hansen
Matt Hansen

About Matt Hansen

Matt Hansen has led continuous process improvement work for over 20 years and has been a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (LSS) since 2008. The projects Matt has led have found over $150 million in benefits. He's designed & led 3 corporate LSS training/certification programs as well as founded StatStuff.com (the only free online source for complete LSS training), which has received glowing endorsements from top leaders at companies like Apple, eBay, Bank of America, Honeywell, Wells Fargo, Dell, etc.