A recent tweet mentioned the great Spurious Correlations website created by Tyler Vigen. Tyler’s site has been featured in numerous news articles and often gets a mention when one spurious correlation or another appears in the media. It is just a bit of fun but has a serious message, reinforcing the adage that ‘Correlation does not imply causation’.
So, in case you have not come across Tyler’s site already, the BBC produced an online article that may prove a good introduction and possibly make up part of a lesson on Correlation.
In addition, the site has been featured on the always excellent BBC Radio ‘More or Less’ programme (International visitors may not be able to access this).
All the links are below: