Measurement and DAGs

Content for Thursday, February 1, 2024




DAG example page


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Videos for each section of the lecture are available at this YouTube playlist.

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In-class stuff

Here are all the materials we’ll use in class:

Logic model for MPA/MPP program


Huntington-Klein, Nick. 2021. The Effect: An Introduction to Research Design and Causality. Boca Raton, Florida: Chapman and Hall / CRC.
Rohrer, Julia M. 2018. “Thinking Clearly about Correlations and Causation: Graphical Causal Models for Observational Data.” Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science 1 (1): 27–42.
Rossi, Peter H., Mark W. Lipsey, and Gary T. Henry. 2019. Evaluation: A Systematic Approach. 8th ed. Los Angeles: SAGE.
Schuessler, Julian, and Peter Selb. 2019. “Graphical Causal Models for Survey Inference.” Working Paper; SocArXiv.