Heterogeneity and Causality : Unit Heterogeneity and Design Sensitivity in Observational Studies

  title={Heterogeneity and Causality : Unit Heterogeneity and Design Sensitivity in Observational Studies},
  author={Raymond Paul and Rosenbaum and B A Fisher},
The statistical theory of causal inference in experiments traces its long history back through the British empirical tradition. Two voices in that tradition were those of the philosopher and economist, John Stuart Mill, and the statistician and geneticist, Sir Ronald Fisher. Mill knew nothing of randomized experimentation; so he proposed a highly influential theory of causal inference that reflected the laboratory tactics of his time, many of which continue in laboratories today. In advocating… CONTINUE READING


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