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ERIC Number: EJ927589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1040-726X
Using Propensity Score Analysis for Making Causal Claims in Research Articles
Bai, Haiyan
Educational Psychology Review, v23 n2 p273-278 Jun 2011
The central role of the propensity score analysis (PSA) in observational studies is for causal inference; as such, PSA is often used for making causal claims in research articles. However, there are still some issues for researchers to consider when making claims of causality using PSA results. This summary first briefly reviews PSA, followed by discussions of its effectiveness and limitations. Finally, a guideline of how to address these concerns is also provided for researchers to make appropriate causal claims using PSA results in their research articles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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