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From the previous examples, the outcome frequencies in BRSV-infected and non-infected cattle will depend on the distribution of the other component causes and whether, in reality, it can be a sufficient cause by itself. For now, we will discuss the relationship of the causal structure to the results of our analyses. With a number of possible causal variables, the cause-and-effect relationship s are best shown in a causal diagram (also call ed directed acyclic graphs, or modified path models). To construct a causal diagram, we begin by imposing a plausible biological causal structure on the set ofvariables we plan to investigate and translate this structure into graphical form that explains Ouf hypothesi sed and known relationships among the variables.
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At the very least, this is an overemphasis of the role of assessing sampling variability vis-a-vis a causal association and is not a recommended practice. 2 Time sequence While a cause must precede its effect, demonstrating this fact provides only weak support for causation. Further, the same factor could occur after disease in some individuals and this would not disprove causation except in these specific instances. Many times it is not c1ear which carne first; for example, did the viral infection precede or follow respiratory disease?