Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 34, Issue 8, pp 715–717 | Cite as

Frameworks of Causal Inference for Improving Intervention, Prediction, and Imagination in Family Violence Research: a Commentary on Rose (2018)

  • Paul LanierEmail author
Original Article


The purpose of this commentary on Rose (2018) is to address several important reasons why credible causal frameworks are critical to the success of family violence research. The commentary addresses three topics: intervention, prediction, and imagination. These three areas provide justification for why an improvement in causal inference will also yield greater research impact.


Research Domestic violence Child welfare Social sciences 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social WorkUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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