For your initial
post, do the following: · Write a post of 1 to 2 paragraphs.
Both articles needed
Early Language Skills Reduce Preschool Tantrums, Study Finds
Musical Preferences Predict Personality: Evidence From Active Listening and Facebook Likes (article from research project)
assignment has two components. First, choose an article from the popular news
media (i.e., an article that might appear on a website meant for the general
public, NOT a peer-reviewed academic article) that misinterprets correlation as
causation. Why is the author’s interpretation of the topic a mistake? For this
portion of the assignment, you may choose an article featured on the Correlation or Causation? website, but you do not have to.
For the second portion of this assignment, choose one of the articles that you
have read for your final project. Describe how the results from one of the
articles (preferably a correlation) could be misinterpreted and misconstrued by
a news source. What might the misleading headline be, and why would it be