Causal Inference in Statistics: A Primer

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$53.76
Publisher
Wiley
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Pages
160
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.5 X 0.4 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781119186847

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About the Author

Judea Pearl, Computer Science and Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Madelyn Glymour, Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

Nicholas P. Jewell, Biostatistics and Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Reviews

"Despite the fact that quite a few high-quality books on the topic of causal inference have recently been published, this book clearly fills an important gap: that of providing a simple and clear primer...Use of counterfactuals [in the final chapter] is elegantly linked to the structural causal models outlined in the previous chapters...[while]intriguing examples are used to introduce and illustrate the main concepts and methods...Several thought provoking study questions, in the form of exercises, are given throughout the presentation, and they can be very helpful for a better understanding of the material and looking further into the subtleties of the concepts introduced. In summary, there is no doubt that a discussion of the basic ideas in causal inference should be included in all introductory courses of statistics. This book could serve as a very useful companion to the lectures." (Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet April 2017)