Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research

Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research

by Stephen L. Morgan
     
 

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What constitutes a causal explanation, and must an explanation be causal?What warrants a causal inference, as opposed to a descriptive regularity?What techniques are available to detect when causal effects are present, and when can these techniques be used to identify the relative importance of these effects?What complications do the interactions of individuals

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What constitutes a causal explanation, and must an explanation be causal?What warrants a causal inference, as opposed to a descriptive regularity?What techniques are available to detect when causal effects are present, and when can these techniques be used to identify the relative importance of these effects?What complications do the interactions of individuals create for these techniques?When can mixed methods of analysis be used to deepen causal accounts?Must causal claims include generative mechanisms, and how effective are empirical methods designed to discover them?The Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research tackles these questions with nineteen chapters from leading scholars in sociology, statistics, public health, computer science, and human development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789401794077
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
08/31/2014
Series:
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research Series
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen L. Morgan is the Jan Rock Zubrow '77 Professor in the Social Sciences at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

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