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Cause & effect Law & medicine 1. In the context of disability evaluation, where a particular condition might be linked to the workplace; medical definition of causation requires valid scientific proof; legal definition requires either a probability of > 50% or that the event was more likely than not to be causative. See Pulmonary function test Malpractice The establishment of a cause-and-effect relationship between an allegedly negligent act and the purported injuries. See Malpractice, Negligence.
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These results are not suggesting a causational relationship but an associative relationship between health status and application use.
However, Justice Roberts' admonition that loss causation "has nothing to do with whether an investor relied on the misrepresentation in the first place" may provide plaintiffs a roadmap to circumnavigating a tight causational analysis at trial.
Questioning whether the algebra II's reputation as a indicator of students' potential was "causational or observational," he said the advanced math course should not be "the determining factor in a student's future," and
(157) This researcher's recommendations are two-fold: 1) This concentration be re-termed "Africana Political Economy: Economic Development and the Complexity of Poverty;" and 2) In addition to researching the nature and severity of poverty in Africana communities, this essay recommends exploring social, political, historical, and institutional causational factors that contribute to Africana community's dire economic conditions.
However, literature reviews conducted in lieu with the present research study emphasized more on need for a research on causational factors accounting for woman entrepreneurs' development through perceptional aspects.
The expert entrepreneurs followed effectual thinking whereas the MBA students used textbook procedures in causational thinking.
These evidences from both human and animal studies suggest that testosterone exerts causational effects of adult spatial behavior.
While Europeans opposed to Iraqi resettlement have argued for sole US responsibility for Iraqis' humanitarian needs, Bush Administration officials justified policies of minimal resettlement through a causational de-linking of the US invasion and the ensuing refugee crisis.
The mistake that most critics make in approaching this work, however, and why it has remained confounding for so long, is that to see this text as a coming of age novel--where the protagonist is, well, the protagonist, one who relates his actions in chronological and causational form--is to mistake the stated interests of Edgar Huntly as the interests of Brown.
Georgists would probably admit the impossibility of disentangling the causal influence of the other factors mentioned by Garran--population growth, economic growth, foreign demand, and so on,--but would probably respond by saying that it is not necessary to effect such causational disentanglement.
Yet in spite of this, there is plenty of causational distance between the biblical God and the particulars of reality and the daily events of our world.
"The coroner will look at whether the mistake made was directly responsible for the patients dying or a causational factor."