ERIC Number: EJ378277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Causal Inference in Retrospective Studies.
Holland, Paul W.; Rubin, Donald B.
Evaluation Review, v12 n3 p203-31 Jun 1988
The problem of drawing causal inferences from retrospective case-controlled studies is considered. A model for causal inference in prospective studies is applied to retrospective studies. Limitations of case-controlled studies are formulated concerning relevant parameters that can be estimated in such studies. A coffee-drinking/myocardial infarction retrospective study provides an example. (Author/TJH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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