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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 06:42 AM
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63. Exactly. It's hard to determine a causal relationship.
That number, too, is in doubt. It comes from a corrections study whose population was both relatively small and, well, in custody. It's hard to say whether or not there was any sort of manipulation on the part of the investigators given the highly charged nature of this sort of thing as well as the fact that the study was withdrawn from publication.

But yes, it does seem hard to determine the exact nature of the relationship. My guess is that it is a lot more complex than the linear model that most people assume.
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