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Just Be …… Cause

  • Peter TruranEmail author
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Abstract

It may be extraordinarily difficult to unequivocally demonstrate a causal relationship. Presenting clear evidence of causality will be of particular importance for the researcher when it becomes necessary to convince others of a relationship that will be the basis for decision-making and social policy issues.

Keywords

Lung Cancer Causal Relationship Causal Variable Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Religious Attendance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for the Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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