3 years ago

Only Some Questions of Cause and Effect Can be Evaluated in Highly Selected Populations

David A. Savitz
The incorporation of sophisticated and sometimes esoteric epidemiologic methods into our research repertoire is often challenging. While the rigorous, mathematical assessment provides an essential first step in examining methodologic issues, the benefits of such assessments are often lost in the failure to translate that knowledge into practice by non-methodologists. In fact, despite the considerable advances in causal inference in the statistical and epidemiologic literature, the impact on the design, analysis, and interpretation of research has been less than would be desired. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.15001

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