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Causal Inference

12 Feb 2014

Causal inference, and problems with the usage of regression

To kick off the reading group, Ryan presented the following:

Freedman, D. A. (1991). Statistical models and shoe leather. Sociological Methodology, 21, 291–313.

Little, R. J., & Rubin, D. B. (2000). Causal effects in clinical and epidemiological studies via potential outcomes: concepts and analytical approaches. Annual Review of Public Health, 21(1), 121–145.

These are archived on the Zotero group.

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For our complete discussion of these papers, see Ryan’s slides.