Simpson's paradox

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Etymology[edit]

Edward H. Simpson first described this phenomenon in a technical paper in 1951.

Proper noun[edit]

Simpson's paradox

  1. That the association of two variables for one subset of a population may be similar to the association of those variables in another subset, but different from the association of the variables in the total population.

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