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Heterogeneity and Causality

  • Paul R. Rosenbaum
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Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

Abstract

Before R.A. Fisher introduced randomized experimentation, the literature on causal inference emphasized reduction of heterogeneity of experimental units. To what extent is heterogeneity relevant to causal claims in observational studies when random assignment of treatments is unethical or infeasible?

Keywords

Statist Assoc Seat Belt Moderate Bias Design Sensitivity Causal Claim 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Statistics Department Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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