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We have all heard the phrase “correlation does not equal causation.” What, then, does equal causation? This course aims to answer that question and more!
Over a period of 5 weeks, you will learn how causal effects are defined, what assumptions about your data and models are necessary, and how to implement and interpret some popular statistical methods. Learners will have the opportunity to apply these methods to example data in R (free statistical software environment).
At the end of the course, learners should be able to:
1. Define causal effects using potential outcomes
2. Describe the difference between association and causation
3. Express assumptions with causal graphs
4. Implement several types of causal inference methods (e.g. matching, instrumental variables, inverse probability of treatment weighting)
5. Identify which causal assumptions are necessary for each type of statistical method
So join us.... and discover for yourself why modern statistical methods for estimating causal effects are indispensable in so many fields of study!...

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创建者 Alejandro Alvarez Pérez

•Dec 15, 2018

very good content. Story line is highly concise. However, Lecturer could be more stream-lined the the way of explaining. He sure is a skilled guy, however.

创建者 Michael Noetel

•Dec 09, 2018

Content was useful for understanding causal inference in a variety of situations. Presentation was sometimes slow even on double-speed. Lectures were generally structured from abstract to concrete, which was much harder to follow than if it were presented in english first and then made abstract (Mayer, 2009).

创建者 Mateusz Kobos

•Dec 07, 2018

I enjoyed the course and learned basics of causal inference. What I missed was more exercises with R in order to gain more practical understanding of the material. In particular, it would be great to have exercises where you get some dataset and your task is to calculate given causal effect and you need to come up with an approach and to execute it. This would mimic more closely problems that you encounter in practice.

创建者 Wei Fan

•Nov 25, 2018

This course is quite useful for me to get quick understanding of the causality and causal inference in epidemiologic studies. Thanks to Prof. Roy.

创建者 Manuel Fernandez-Moya

•Oct 21, 2018

Interesting introductory course about causality. Good "compilation" in just 5 weeks.

Thanks!

创建者 Bob Kemp

•Oct 16, 2018

Well taught, easy to follow but potentially very important techniques

创建者 Chris Chang

•Aug 29, 2018

Could use a bit more guidance on the projects, but overall a helpful course. Gets straight to the point.

创建者 clancy birrell

•Aug 29, 2018

no nonsense, in depth and practical

创建者 Patrick W. Dodge

•Jul 15, 2018

Excellent course. Could use a small restructuring, as I had to go through the material more than once, but otherwise, very good material and presentation.

创建者 Akash Gupta

•Jun 17, 2018

Amazing Course! Really Helpful. I would love to have a similar full-duration course :D