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Causal and Statistical Reasoning

Causal and Statistical Reasoning

This online course comes from the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) by Carnegie Mellon. “The course includes self-guiding materials and activities, and is ideal for independent learners, or instructors trying out this course package.” "Does excessive exposure to violent video games cause violent behavior? Does increased gun availability cause more crime or less? This course examines the nature of causal claims and the statistical sorts of evidence used to support them." 'Our material is delivered in three forms - Concept modules, Case studies, and the Causality Lab. The Case Studies are a collection of over one hundred short news pieces (1-3 pages) - that each deal with some study concerned with a causal claim. They are listed in the Syllabus as part of the Appendix - and they can viewed... Show More


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