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causal

Philosophy (of a theory) explaining a phenomenon or analysing a concept in terms of some causal relation
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7, Schmitt examines Hume's doubts regarding the general unreliability of the imagination, the "Manifest Contradiction," and the "Illusion of Causal Ascription," arguing that Hume does not take these to call causal inference into doubt.
Marginal Structural Models and Causal Inference in Epidemiology.
But comparison of averages across such broad periods is at best suggestive and is too blunt a tool for causal inference.
For instance, the sole possibility that the bacteria may have been brought in by a visitor, if substantiated by the evidence, might constitute a rebuttal of the causal inference, particularly if the hospital has taken all of the necessary precautions to encourage hygiene by visitors.
The complexity of modeling human choice requires far more elaborate theoretical and empirical modeling than would be required to draw causal inferences regarding drug efficacy in a controlled experiment environment.
These methods as originated in the 1960s and 1970s were then often called causal modeling, which hints at the potential of SEM to inform causal inferences.
The unique presentation of building on previous knowledge and open-ended exploration help children build many important problem-solving processes including planning, reasoning, causal inference, tool use and logical deduction.
8) The strategy that King suggests would more than likely increase the number of observations recorded and the researcher's confidence in his or her causal inference.
The Causal Inference Maker: Towards a Process Model of Inference Generation in Text Comprehension.
Rubin(8) and Holland(9) offer a statistical model of causal inference that lays bare the obstacles to establishing causation in criminology.
Influence of Statistical Estimators on the Large Scale Causal Inference of Regulatory Networks
Thus, causal inference in macroeconomics is largely based on assumptions about what aspects of the variation in the data are exogenous.