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Storks Data show that there is a positive association between the population of 17 European countries and the number of stork pairs in those countries.

a. Briefly explain what "positive association" means in this context.
b. Wildlife advocates want the stork population to grow, and jokingly suggest that citizens should be encourage to have children. As a statistician, what do you think of this plan? Explain briefly.
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a. Positive association implies that countries with larger populations tend to have more stork pairs and countries with smaller populations tend to have fewer stork pairs.
b. This plan assumes that association means causation. The wildlife advocates incorrectly propose human population growth as a way to increase the number of stork pairs. Perhaps there is a lurking variable, like land mass, that accounts for the positive association between the two variables.
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Smart ... Thanks!
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