Time: Tuesday, November 21, 11.00-12.00.

Place: Conference room, Gösta Ekman Lab, Frescati Hagväg 9A.

No notification of participation needed.

Abstract

"More has been learned about causal inference in the last few decades than the sum total of everything that had been learned about it in all prior recorded history" said Harvard professor Gary King commenting on a recent book on Social research methods [1]. An important starting point for this development was the formulation of the potential outcome (or counterfactual) model of causality. This seminar will explain the main ideas behind this model, and exemplify the usefulness of the model by applying it to the problem of bias caused by non-compliance in experimental studies.

[1] Morgan, S.L., & Winship, C. (2015). Counterfactuals and causal inference. Methods and Principles for Social Research (2nd ed.). NY: Cambridge University Press.

Contact

For more information on GETZ, please contact professor Stefan Wiens, stefan.wiens@psychology.su.se, or professor Mats E. Nilsson, mats.nilsson@psychology.su.se