Statistics: Causal inference from observational data

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  • A link between drinking diet soda and the 'metabolic syndrome':
http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/6/754


Causality from Longitudinal Data

MR1601279 (99m:62166) 62P25 Robins, James M. Causal inference from complex longitudinal data. Latent variable modeling and applications to causality (Los Angeles, CA, 1994), 69--117, Lecture Notes in Statist., 120, Springer, New York, 1997.

http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS/Repository/1.0/Disseminate?view=body&id=pdf_1&handle=euclid.aos/1015345962 The Annals of Statistics 2001, Vol. 29, No. 6, 1785–1811 CAUSAL INFERENCE FOR COMPLEX LONGITUDINAL DATA: THE CONTINUOUS CASE By Richard D. Gill and James M. Robins1

What do Randomized Studies of Housing Mobility Demonstrate?: Causal Inference in the Face of Interference Michael E. Sobel Columbia University http://www.stat.columbia.edu/pdf/sobel.pdf

Longitudinal data sets

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/resources/deca/descriptions/aric.htm

Experimental vs Observational data

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