Bottle shop barometer of bashings

  1. This article discusses correlation and implies a cause-effect relationship in the third paragraph. Discuss the nature of the association variables used.
  2. Compare this article to the one, "Beer gets blame for violent crime rate", and discuss the reasonableness of the cause-effect claim in each case.
  3. Sketch a scatter plot showing what the relationship claimed in the article might look like (see the last paragraph).

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