Counterfactuals and Causal Inference: Methods and Principles by Stephen L. Morgan,Christopher Winship

By Stephen L. Morgan,Christopher Winship

during this moment variation of Counterfactuals and Causal Inference, thoroughly revised and multiplied, the fundamental positive factors of the counterfactual method of observational info research are awarded with examples from the social, demographic, and wellbeing and fitness sciences. substitute estimation recommendations are first brought utilizing either the capability consequence version and causal graphs; and then, conditioning options, reminiscent of matching and regression, are awarded from a possible results point of view. For study eventualities within which vital determinants of causal publicity are unobserved, replacement recommendations, equivalent to instrumental variable estimators, longitudinal tools, and estimation through causal mechanisms, are then awarded. the significance of causal influence heterogeneity is under pressure during the e-book, and the necessity for deep causal clarification through mechanisms is discussed.

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