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Looking for Patterns—and Causes

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Big Data: How Data Analytics Is Transforming the World

Looking for Patterns—and Causes

Taught by Professor Tim Chartier | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Humans are experts at pattern recognition, which is a key skill in data analysis. But when are patterns real and when are they imagined? Study some surprising correlations between apparently unrelated phenomena, asking whether there is a cause-and-effect relation or mere coincidence is involved.

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