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causality

 [kaw-zal´ĭ-te]
the relationship between cause and effect.

cau·sal·i·ty

(kawz'al-i-tē),
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology, are largely concerned with causality.

causality

[kôsal′itē]
(in research) a relationship between one phenomenon or event (A) and another (B) in which A precedes and causes B. The direction of influence and the nature of the effect are predictable and reproducible and may be empirically observed. Causality is difficult to prove. Some social scientists contend that it is impossible to prove a causal relationship.

cau·sal·i·ty

(kaw-zali-tē)
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.

locus of causality

(1) in attribution theory, a person's perception of whether the cause of their success or failure at a task is internal (due to personal factors, such as effort and ability) or external (due to external factors, such as luck or chance); (2) in self-determination theory, a person's perception of whether the origin of their reasons for engaging in a behaviour is internal (done willingly and out of free choice) or external (done because they are compelled or required to do so, either by external pressure from others or because of self-imposed pressures).

cau·sal·i·ty

(kaw-zali-tē)
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.

causality,

n a relationship between one event or action that precedes and initiates a second action or influences the direction, nature, or force of a second action. In scientific study, causality must be observable, predictable, and reproducible and thus is difficult to prove.

causality

the relationship between cause and effects.

principle of causality
the postulate that every phenomenon has a cause or causes, i.e. that events do not occur at random but in accordance with physical laws so that, in principle, causes can be found for each effect.

Patient discussion about causality

Q. how is depression caused by having cancer treated? I mean not only the patient, also the family members who tend to get depressed by the situation. how can you treat thi skind of depression?

A. thanks guys, you are great. Nice to have such a community here.

Q. What causes fibromyalgia? Is fibromyalgia a deadly disease?

A. The causes of fibromyalgia are not known. But there are many theories such as abnormalities in brain chemicals, infections, trauma, genetics and hormonal changes. Factors such as poor sleep, fatigue, overexertion and anxiety, may aggravate the symptoms. Fibromyalgia is not a progressive or life-threatening condition, but it affects quality of life. Fibromyalgia is only a disorder of muscles and not a disease.

Q. Is that true that mouth sores are caused by lack of vitamins? I’ve been having white mouth sores in the past 6 months or so. Could that mean I have to take vitamin supplements?

A. yup ... autoimmune reactions means your immune system is not working well
it's not working well because it lacks the nutrient and vitamins it needs to function properly
- take lots of vitamin c to boost your immune system
- organic multivitamins
- organic juices high in anti oxidants
- and most important .. omega 3-6-9

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None are objective, none are absolute--including the laws of identity, causality, and non-contradiction.
In order to analyze the causality relationship between oil and gold prices, initially whether the series are stable or not is analyzed.
Taking in consideration the existing definition and mathematical relations with reference to (4), the completion of Causality definition makes the framework of Causality principles, that make running the Integrated Causal Process Field as a whole.
The results of Toda-Yamamoto Causality are presented in Table 7.
Like Richardson, Penner is focused on tempering the claim that efficient causality is conceptually prior to other forms of causality.
Therefore, in this paper Granger Causality is used to enhance the accuracy and computation simpleness for multivariate time serie mode.
After the long-run relationships were identified, the short-run and long-run Granger-causality was examined among government expenditure, unemployment and economic growth using the following multivariate causality model (also Odhiambo 2011; Narayan and Smyth 2005, 2008):
2001) while test for causality is conducted by using a modified version of Granger causality test developed by Hurlin and Venet (2001).
Their findings indicated an evidence of long run relationship between the variables at 5% significance level and the estimated results for the existence and direction of causality revealed that neither carbon emissions per capita or energy consumption per capita cause real GDP per capita, but employment ratio causes real GDP per capita in the short run.
The question of final causality is not of great interest except in biological contexts, where it seems that organisms and their component systems have been designed to achieve some end.
The VAR order chosen was also scrutinized by the Granger causality relation with causality link strongly depending on the lag length pointing to the weak causality between inflation and unemployment in the first lag (as theoretically expected) contrary to the much stronger causality in the third lag.
Second, Theobald and Richardson introduce a specific SWIT that can be used to discuss confounding and causality in a "pre/post" study of an educational intervention.