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Robustness Tests: Causal Inference With Observational Data

Eric Neumayer, London School of Economics and Political Science, Thomas Plumper
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Published
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : University Printing House, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9781108415392 (hardback : alk. paper), 9781108401388 (paperback : alk. paper)
Summary
"The causal complexity that characterizes the social world hampers causal inference. In table 1, we compare traditional science-derived concepts of causality to the logic of causality in the social world. We stress that the traditional concept of causality used in the social sciences comes from traditional physics. It does not necessarily apply to other sciences and is increasingly questioned even by physicists as the rise of quantum physics testifies. We employ it as a backdrop to illustrate how ill it fits to the social world despite many modern social science methodologists putting their faith in inferential techniques that would be well suited only to the traditional science-derived concept of causality"--
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pages cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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