A double machine learning approach to estimate the effects of musical practice on student’s skills

  title={A double machine learning approach to estimate the effects of musical practice on student’s skills},
  author={Michael C. Knaus},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)},
  • M. Knaus
  • Published 23 May 2018
  • Business
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)
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