Choice as an Alternative to Control in Observational Studies

@inproceedings{Rosenbaum1999ChoiceAA,
  title={Choice as an Alternative to Control in Observational Studies},
  author={Paul R. Rosenbaum},
  year={1999}
}
In a randomized experiment, the investigator creates a clear and relatively unambiguous comparison of treatment groups by exerting tight control over the assignment of treatments to experimental subjects, ensuring that comparable subjects receive alternative treatments. In an observational study, the investigator lacks control of treatment assignments and must seek a clear comparison in other ways. Care in the choice of circumstances in which the study is conducted can greatly influence the… CONTINUE READING
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