The high correlation of minorities to other socioeconomic factors may be causing the high but apparently spurious correlation
with new sites and pollution, if the socioeconomic factor in question is a significant variable in explaining the location of new sites.
Pearson (1897) discussed the problem of spurious correlations
with the use of indices that comprise a part-whole relationship.
Therefore, they disregarded the contention of spurious correlation
to the BKS study.
But it is important that by no means all of these Ns will themselves be objectively correlated with the treatment T, and so not all of them will be capable of producing a spurious correlation
. It is specifically Ns which are correlated with T which threaten this, and it is specifically these possibly confounding Ns that experimental randomization guards against.
Comments on "Some misconceptions about the spurious correlation
problem in the ecological literature" by Y.
A website called Spurious Correlations
- set up by Harvard law student Tyler Vigen - details countless hilarious graphs demonstrating this fact.
Prewhitening removes spurious correlations
based on temporal dependencies between adjacent values of the input time series and it removes these influences from the output time series.
What is the future of so much reliance on data, where a lot of spurious correlations
could dominate our lifestyle and livelihood?
You can always cherry-pick spurious correlations
as examples, but analysing the full gamut of corporate headquarters yields a non-signal.
Indeed, my favorite phrase in his article is: "small samples have been mined for spurious correlations
in support of powerful pre-existing biases [in regard to bats], while researchers ignored evidence that pointed in the opposite direction."
DDDM models are also vulnerable to poor design, he said, such as overfitting, spurious correlations
and the identification of inappropriate criteria.