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IHRP Methodology Research Core: "The Curious Case of Causal Connections"

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Presented by the Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP) Methodology Research Core
Location
1747 W. Roosevelt Rd., 561 Westside Research Office Building
Date
Dec 12, 2012   1:00 - 2:00 pm  
Speaker
Richard T. Campbell, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biostatistics and Sociology, Member, IHRP Methodology Research Core, IHRP Fellow
Originating Calendar
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Title: "The Curious Case of Causal Connections"

Speaker: Richard T. Campbell, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biostatistics and Sociology, Member, IHRP Methodology Research Core, IHRP Fellow

Despite a great deal of recent work, inferring causation based on non-randomized "observational" studies remains a controversial matter. This talk will review the history of work in the area and try to put current developments into a context that both younger and older investigators will find informative.

MRC Chalk Talks are informal educational seminars about current methodological issues hosted by the IHRP Methodology Research Core. This series meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 1 pm. Both senior researchers and junior researchers, including postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students designing their own studies, are welcome.

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