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Observation and Experiment

An Introduction to Causal Inference

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674975576

Publication Date: 08/14/2017

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400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

13 illus., 28 tables

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  • Preface
  • Reading Options
  • List of Examples
  • Part I. Randomized Experiments
    • 1. A Randomized Trial
    • 2. Structure
    • 3. Causal Inference in Randomized Experiments
    • 4. Irrationality and Polio
  • Part II. Observational Studies
    • 5. Between Observational Studies and Experiments
    • 6. Natural Experiments
    • 7. Elaborate Theories
    • 8. Quasi-experimental Devices
    • 9. Sensitivity to Bias
    • 10. Design Sensitivity
    • 11. Matching Techniques
    • 12. Biases from General Dispositions
    • 13. Instruments
    • 14. Conclusion
  • Appendix: Bibliographic Remarks
  • Notes
  • Glossary: Notation and Technical Terms
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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