The Resource Causal inference for statistics, social, and biomedical sciences : an introduction, Guido W. Imbens & Donald B. Rubin

Causal inference for statistics, social, and biomedical sciences : an introduction, Guido W. Imbens & Donald B. Rubin

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Causal inference for statistics, social, and biomedical sciences : an introduction
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Causal inference for statistics, social, and biomedical sciences
Title remainder
an introduction
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Guido W. Imbens & Donald B. Rubin
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eng
Summary
Most questions in social and biomedical sciences are causal in nature: what would happen to individuals, or to groups, if part of their environment were changed? In this groundbreaking text, two world-renowned experts present statistical methods for studying such questions. This book starts with the notion of potential outcomes, each corresponding to the outcome that would be realized if a subject were exposed to a particular treatment or regime. In this approach, causal effects are comparisons of such potential outcomes. The fundamental problem of causal inference is that we can only observe one of the potential outcomes for a particular subject. The authors discuss how randomized experiments allow us to assess causal effects and then turn to observational studies. They lay out the assumptions needed for causal inference and describe the leading analysis methods, including, matching, propensity-score methods, and instrumental variables. Many detailed applications are included, with special focus on practical aspects for the empirical researcher. --Provided by publisher
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Imbens, Guido
Index
no index present
LC call number
H62
LC item number
.I537 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Rubin, Donald B
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  • Social sciences
  • Causation
  • Inference
  • Causation
  • Inference
  • Social sciences
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Causal inference for statistics, social, and biomedical sciences : an introduction, Guido W. Imbens & Donald B. Rubin
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Includes bibliographical references ( pages 591-604) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Introduction -- Causality: The Basic Framework -- A Brief History of the Potential Outcomes Approach to Causal Inference -- A Classification of Assignment Mechanisms -- Part 2: Classical Randomized Experiments -- A Taxonomy of Classical Randomized Experiments -- Fisher's Exact P-Values for Completely Randomized Experiments -- Neyman's Repeated Sampling Approach to Completely Randomized Experiments -- Regression Methods for Completely Randomized Experiments -- Model-Based Inference for Completely Randomized Experiments -- Stratified Randomized Experiments -- Pairwise Randomized Experiments -- Case Study: An Experimental Evaluation of a Labor Market Program -- Part 3: Regular Assignment Mechanisms: Design -- Unconfounded Treatment Assignment -- Estimating the Propensity Score -- Assessing Overlap in Covariate Distributions -- Matching to Improve Balance in Covariate Distributions -- Trimming to Improve Balance in Covariate Distribution -- Part 4: Regular Assignment Mechanisms: Analysis -- Subclassification on the Propensity Score -- Matching Estimators -- A General Method for Estimating Sampling Variances for Standard Estimators for Average Causal Effects -- Inference for General Causal Estimands -- Part 5: Regular Assignment Mechanisms: Supplementary Analyses -- Assessing Unconfoundedness -- Sensitivity Analysis and Bounds -- Part 6: Regular Assignment Mechanisms with Noncompliance: Analysis -- Instrumental Variables Analysis of Randomized Experiments with One-Sided Noncompliance -- Instrumental Variables Analysis of Randomized Experiments with Two-Sided Noncompliance -- Model-Based Analysis in Instrumental Variable Settings: Randomized Experiments with Two-Sided Noncompliance -- Part 7: Conclusion -- Conclusions and Extensions
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26 cm
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xix, 625 pages
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9780521885881
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^^2014020988
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)881207641
  • (OCoLC)ocn881207641
Label
Causal inference for statistics, social, and biomedical sciences : an introduction, Guido W. Imbens & Donald B. Rubin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 591-604) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Introduction -- Causality: The Basic Framework -- A Brief History of the Potential Outcomes Approach to Causal Inference -- A Classification of Assignment Mechanisms -- Part 2: Classical Randomized Experiments -- A Taxonomy of Classical Randomized Experiments -- Fisher's Exact P-Values for Completely Randomized Experiments -- Neyman's Repeated Sampling Approach to Completely Randomized Experiments -- Regression Methods for Completely Randomized Experiments -- Model-Based Inference for Completely Randomized Experiments -- Stratified Randomized Experiments -- Pairwise Randomized Experiments -- Case Study: An Experimental Evaluation of a Labor Market Program -- Part 3: Regular Assignment Mechanisms: Design -- Unconfounded Treatment Assignment -- Estimating the Propensity Score -- Assessing Overlap in Covariate Distributions -- Matching to Improve Balance in Covariate Distributions -- Trimming to Improve Balance in Covariate Distribution -- Part 4: Regular Assignment Mechanisms: Analysis -- Subclassification on the Propensity Score -- Matching Estimators -- A General Method for Estimating Sampling Variances for Standard Estimators for Average Causal Effects -- Inference for General Causal Estimands -- Part 5: Regular Assignment Mechanisms: Supplementary Analyses -- Assessing Unconfoundedness -- Sensitivity Analysis and Bounds -- Part 6: Regular Assignment Mechanisms with Noncompliance: Analysis -- Instrumental Variables Analysis of Randomized Experiments with One-Sided Noncompliance -- Instrumental Variables Analysis of Randomized Experiments with Two-Sided Noncompliance -- Model-Based Analysis in Instrumental Variable Settings: Randomized Experiments with Two-Sided Noncompliance -- Part 7: Conclusion -- Conclusions and Extensions
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 625 pages
Isbn
9780521885881
Lccn
^^2014020988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881207641
  • (OCoLC)ocn881207641

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