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Observation and experiment : an introduction to causal inference, Paul R. Rosenbaum

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Observation and experiment : an introduction to causal inference
Title
Observation and experiment
Title remainder
an introduction to causal inference
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Paul R. Rosenbaum
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Language
eng
Summary
We hear that a glass of red wine prolongs life, that alcohol is a carcinogen, that pregnant women should drink not a drop of alcohol. Major medical journals first claimed that hormone replacement therapy reduces the risk of heart disease, then reversed themselves and said it increases the risk of heart disease. What are the effects caused by consuming alcohol or by receiving hormone replacement therapy? These are causal questions, questions about the effects caused by treatments, policies or preventable exposures. Some causal questions can be studied in randomized trials, in which a coin is flipped to decide the treatment for the next experimental subject. Because randomized trials are not always practical, nor always ethical, many causal questions are investigated in non-randomized observational studies. The reversal of opinion about hormone replacement therapy occurred when a randomized clinical trial contradicted a series of earlier observational studies. Using minimal mathematics - high school algebra and coin flips -- and numerous examples, Observation and Experiment explains the key concepts and methods of causal inference. Examples of randomized experiments and observational studies are drawn from clinical medicine, economics, public health and epidemiology, clinical psychology and psychiatry.--
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Provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
Dewey number
001.4/340151954
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.C38
LC item number
R67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Observation and experiment : an introduction to causal inference, Paul R. Rosenbaum
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Randomized experiments: A randomized trial -- Structure -- Causal inference in randomized experiments -- Irrationality and polio -- Part II. Observational studies: Between observational studies and experiments -- Natural experiments -- Elaborate theories -- Quasi-experimental devices -- Sensitivity to bias -- Design sensitivity -- Matching techniques -- Biases from general dispositions -- Instruments -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 374 pages
Isbn
9780674975576
Lccn
2017000681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973481398
Label
Observation and experiment : an introduction to causal inference, Paul R. Rosenbaum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Randomized experiments: A randomized trial -- Structure -- Causal inference in randomized experiments -- Irrationality and polio -- Part II. Observational studies: Between observational studies and experiments -- Natural experiments -- Elaborate theories -- Quasi-experimental devices -- Sensitivity to bias -- Design sensitivity -- Matching techniques -- Biases from general dispositions -- Instruments -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 374 pages
Isbn
9780674975576
Lccn
2017000681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973481398

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