A simplified logic of causal inference

Hall, Wayne (1987) A simplified logic of causal inference. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 21 4: 507-513. doi:10.3109/00048678709158918


Author Hall, Wayne
Title A simplified logic of causal inference
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-1614
0004-8674
Publication date 1987-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/00048678709158918
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page 507
End page 513
Total pages 7
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract This paper provides a simplified method for evaluating the evidence in favour of a causal claim. It analyses the evidence bearing upon such a claim in terms of two questions: Do the putative cause and effect covary, and can alternative non-causal explanations of the relationship be ruled out? The different research designs for assessing covariation are outlined, as are the ways in which these designs permit a researcher to decide between alternative explanations of the relationship.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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