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Causality in crisis? : statistical methods and the search for causal knowledge in the social sciences / edited by Vaughn R. McKim and Stephen P. Turner
Bib ID 945111
Format BookBook
Description Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, 1997 
ix, 410 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0268008132 (alkaline paper)
Series

Studies in science and the humanities from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values ; v. 4.

Full contents
  • Introduction / Vaughn R. McKim
  • I. Cause and Correlation before Causal Modeling. "Net Effects": A Short History / Stephen P. Turner. Searching for Causal Relations in Economic Statistics: Reflections from History / Mary S. Morgan
  • II. Causal Modeling and Causal Inference: Can the Former Justify the Latter? The Regression Method of Causal Inference and a Dilemma Confronting This Method / Clifford C. Clogg and Adamantios Haritou. From Association to Causation via Regression / David A. Freedman. Reply to Freedom / Peter Spirtes and Richard Scheines. Rejoinder to Spirtes and Scheines / David A. Freedman
  • III. New Foundations for Causal Inference? An Introduction to Causal Inference / Richard Scheines. A Review of Recent Work on the Foundations of Causal Inference / Clark Glymour. A Critical Appraisal of Causal Discovery Algorithms / Paul Humphreys. Causal Models, Probabilities, and Invariance / James Woodward.
  • Representations and Misrepresentations: Reply to Humphreys and Woodward / Clark Glymour
  • IV. Putting Problems about Causal Inference in Perspective. The Role of Construct Validity in Causal Generalization: The Concept of Total Causal Inference Error / Larry V. Hedges. What Is a Causal Structure? / Nancy Cartwright. The Big Broad Issues in Society and Social History: Application of a Probabilistic Perspective / Stanley Lieberson.
 
Notes

Essays derived from presentations at the conference held in October 1993 at the University of Notre Dame.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-404) and index.

Subjects Social sciences -- Statistical methods -- Congresses.
Other authors/contributors Turner, Stephen P., 1951-  |  McKim, Vaughn R

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