Definitions

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  • v. vary in the same time period (of two random variables)

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Examples

  • So pick a latitude and see how temperature and cloud cover co-vary.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Climate Policy as Sausage Making:

  • This paper explores whether spatial variation in the biodiversity values of vertebrates and plants (species richness, range-size rarity and number or proportion of IUCN Red Listed threatened species) of three African tropical mountain ranges (Eastern Arc, Albertine Rift and Cameroon-Nigeria mountains within the Biafran Forests and Highlands) co-vary with proxy measures of threat (human population density and human infrastructure).

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • In order for variable X to be the cause of variable Y, (1) X must precede Y in time-order, (2) the two variables must be related, or co-vary, and (3) X must have a “forcing quality” on Y.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Dr. Singley identifies four practical issues that co-vary with poor academic performance, and his research has shown that by attacking those four symptoms, the primary issue -- poor grades -- can be improved markedly.

    Rob Stafford: How to Help College Students Do Better

  • Emotions are sometimes said to be subjective in this sense: that they merely reflect something that belongs exclusively and contingently to the mind of the subject of experience, and therefore do not co-vary with any property that could be independently identified.

    Emotion

  • Epidemiologists only establish associations that by themselves tell us nothing except that certain variables happen to co-vary in a regular manner.

    Treydte, Moberg, Soon and Baliunas « Climate Audit

  • The changes in Oman coldwater diatoms co-vary with the stalagmite dO18, which is proxy for monsoon precipitation as is the coldwater diatom series.

    Monsoon Moberg « Climate Audit

  • Functions can therefore distinguish between two properties that reliably co-vary as long as one but not the other caused the trait to be selected.

    Teleological Theories of Mental Content

  • In order for variable X to be the cause of variable Y, (1) X must precede Y in time-order, (2) the two variables must be related, or co-vary, and (3) X must have a “forcing quality” on Y (meaning that X must have a theoretical basis for affecting Y).

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Next, the age and sex distribution is examined for a variety of social behaviors which co-vary along these biosocial dimensions e.g. voting, religion, consumption, sexual behavior, crime, etc.

    The Population of the United States

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