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Published: Sep 12th, 2013

View Lecture Slides with Transcript -Causation – All Parts Part A (5:03) Part B (3:42) Starts with Simpson’s Paradox This document is linked from Causation.

Little Handbook – Design & Sampling

Published: Feb 16th, 2013

View the Reading on Study Design (≈12,000 words; much more than we cover in this course!) View the Reading on Random Samples and Randomization (≈700 words) From the online version of Little Handbook […]

Summary (Unit 2)

Published: Dec 29th, 2012

In this unit, we discussed the first step in the big picture of statistics — production of data. Production of data happens in two stages: sampling and study design. Our goal in sampling is […]

Little Handbook – Causality: Cause & Effect

Published: Dec 26th, 2012

View the Reading (≈ 1700 words) From the online version of Little Handbook of Statistical Practice, this reading contains a discussion of causality. This document is linked from Causation.

Did I Get This – Simpson’s Paradox

Published: Dec 26th, 2012 This document is linked from Causation.

Learn By Doing – Causation and Lurking Variables

Learn By Doing – Causation and Lurking Variables

Published: Dec 25th, 2012

Recall that an instance of Simpson’s paradox occurs whenever including a lurking variable causes you to rethink the direction of an association. In this activity, we will reinforce our understanding […]

Learn By Doing – Causation

Learn By Doing – Causation

Published: Dec 25th, 2012 Hint When we practiced exploring the relationship between two categorical variables, we looked at a study in which the type of light in young children’s rooms when […]



Published: Aug 21st, 2012

Introduction Simpson’s Paradox A Final Example – Gaining a Deeper Understating of the Relationship Let’s Summarize CO-1: Describe the roles biostatistics serves in the discipline of public health. Video: Causation (8:45) Introduction LO […]