matching methods in non experimental studies

1 May

Elizabeth A. Stuart (Departments of Mental Health and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland) wrote an article in the revue ” statistical science” on methods used to match a treatment group and a control group in observational studies. These matching methods aim to estimate a causal inference when the design is non- experimental (no random assignment of the subjects to each group):

http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1010/1010.5586v1.pdf

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