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ecologic fallacy

Pronunciation: e'ko-loj'ik fal'a-se

Definition: The bias that may occur because an association observed between variables at an aggregate level does not necessarily represent an association that exists at an individual level; an error of inference due to failure to distinguish between different levels of organization.

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