From Statistical Evidence to Evidence of Causality

@article{Dawid2016FromSE,
  title={From Statistical Evidence to Evidence of Causality},
  author={Philip Dawid and M. Musio and Stephen E. Fienberg},
  journal={Bayesian Analysis},
  year={2016},
  volume={11},
  pages={725-752}
}
  • Philip Dawid, M. Musio, Stephen E. Fienberg
  • Published 2016
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • While statisticians and quantitative social scientists typically study the “effects of causes” (EoC), Lawyers and the Courts are more concerned with understanding the “causes of effects” (CoE). EoC can be addressed using experimental design and statistical analysis, but it is less clear how to incorporate statistical or epidemiological evidence into CoE reasoning, as might be required for a case at Law. Some form of counterfactual reasoning, such as the “potential outcomes” approach championed… CONTINUE READING

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