CAUSAL PATH

n. a relatively-probable to highly-probable causal sequence derived from a complex array of potential causes and effects. Statistical analysis is done using first-order and partial correlation among variables to determine cause and effect. Based on the pattern of correlations, it is possible to conclude which variables and in which order a path can be modeled from cause to effect.

CAUSAL PATH: "A causal path is a model for a more complex causal sequence with several to many potential causes and effects."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CAUSAL PATH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/causal-path/ (accessed October 23, 2020).
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