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Correlation or causation?

Gabrielle Lis

If you want your injury management systems to be evidence-based, you need to understand how correlation differs from causation. Otherwise you put your return on investment at risk.

RTWMatters advocates for an evidence-based approach to injury management. There is a growing body of research that asks questions relevant to the work of injury management professionals. Harnessing the power of that research requires an understanding of the basics of statistical terminology. We’ve already compared qualitative and quantitative research; here we outline the crucial difference between studies that look at correlation an...

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