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Why TMLE?

  • Sherri RoseEmail author
  • Mark J. van der Laan
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Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

Abstract

In the previous five chapters, we covered the targeted learning road map. This included presentation of the tools necessary to estimate causal effect parameters of a data-generating distribution. We illustrated these methods with a simple data structure: O = (W, A, Y) ∼ P0. Our target parameter for this example was ψ P0 = EW, 0[E0(Y | A = 1,W) - E0(Y | A = 0,W)],

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of BiostatisticsUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Division of Biostatistics and Department of StatisticsUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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