# Does a high t-score for a coefficient in a regression model indicate a causal relationship between the variable and the dependent variable?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 9, 2015

Regression models show **"association"** relationships, not causal.

#### Explanation:

If you want to prove a causal relationship, statistician controlled **testing** must be done using a carefully thought out experimental design (e.g., double-blind study)

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