This principle is the preventive analogue of the explicit principle

NewAmerica

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Does "This principle is the preventive analogue of the explicit principle" mean "This tacit principle is the preventive counterpart of the explicit principle"?

Thanks in advance

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Why Causation Need not Follow From Statistical Association: Boundary Conditions for the Evaluation of Generative and Preventive Causal Powers

In experimental design, a tacit principle is that to test whether a candidate cause c (i.e., a manipulation) prevents an effect e, e must occur at least some of the time without the introduction of c. This principle is the preventive analogue of the explicit principle of avoiding a ceiling effect in tests of whether c produces e. Psychological models of causal inference that adopt either the covariation approach or the power approach, among their other problems, fail to explain these principles. <.............>

-Psychology Science

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  • bennymix

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    Does "This principle is the preventive analogue of the explicit principle" mean "This tacit principle is the preventive counterpart of the explicit principle"?

    Yes.

    This is a common transition in English sentences. My mother is sick; this person is the one I was counting on to drive us on the family vacation.
     
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