JCU PRESENTS: FALLACIES IN THE WORKPLACE

Week 9: Correlation & Causation Fallacy (September 19-23)

The Correlation and Causation Fallacy -  Supporting one's position by presuming causation when it is unclear if the relationship between the two events is merely correlational rather than causational.

Discussion Questions:


(1) In the video's example, Bob states that they increased safety observations at his last job and never had another accident again.
What support could Bob bring into the discussion to show that the increased safety observation led to no further accidents? Could other variables have contributed to the reduction in accidents?

(2) Are there any examples of the "Correlation & Causation" fallacy you've encountered in your career or your personal life?