Chalk Talk: The Curious Case of Causal Connections

Campbell, Dick. (2012, Dec. 11). The Curious Case of Causal Connections: Some ruminations on what do and how we do it [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Despite a great deal of recent work, inferring causation based on non-randomized "observational" studies remains a controversial matter. This talk reviewed the history of work in the area and tried to put current developments into a context that both younger and older investigators will find informative.

View Dr. Campbell's presentation. (PDF) 

MRC Chalk Talks are informal educational seminars about current methodological issues hosted by the IHRP Methodology Research Core. This series meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. Health researchers of all levels, including postdoctoral investigators and doctoral students designing their own studies, are welcome.