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Author Weisberg, Herbert I., 1944-
Title Bias and causation : models and judgment for valid comparisons / Herbert I. Weisberg.
Imprint Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2010.

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Author Weisberg, Herbert I., 1944-
Series Wiley series in probability and statistics
Wiley series in probability and statistics.
Subject Discriminant analysis.
Paired comparisons (Statistics)
Discriminant Analysis.
Matched-Pair Analysis.
Selection Bias.
Causality.
Research Design.
Statistics as Topic.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 348 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-339) and index.
Contents What is bias? -- Causality and comparative studies -- Estimating causal effects -- Varieties of bias -- Selection bias -- Confounding : an enigma? -- Confounding : essence, correction, and detection -- Intermediate causal factors -- Information bias -- Sources of bias -- Contending with bias -- Glossary.
Note Print version record.
Summary A one-of-a-kind resource on identifying and dealing with bias in statistical research on causal effects. Do cell phones cause cancer? Can a new curriculum increase student achievement? Determining what the real causes of such problems are, and how powerful their effects may be, are central issues in research across various fields of study. Some researchers are highly skeptical of drawing causal conclusions except in tightly controlled randomized experiments, while others discount the threats posed by different sources of bias, even in less rigorous observational studies. Bias and Causation pre.
ISBN 9780470631096 (electronic bk.)
0470631090 (electronic bk.)
0470631104 (electronic bk.)
9780470631102 (electronic bk.)
9781118058206 (electronic bk.)
1118058208 (electronic bk.)
9780470286395 (cloth)
0470286393 (cloth)
1282707744
9781282707740
ISBN/ISSN 9786612707742
OCLC # 665920535
Additional Format Print version: Weisberg, Herbert I., 1944- Bias and causation. Hoboken, N.J. : Weily, 2010 9780470286395 (DLC) 2009054242 (OCoLC)500185781


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