Investigating the Impact of Selection Bias in Dose-Response Analyses of Preventive Interventions

@article{McGowan2010InvestigatingTI,
  title={Investigating the Impact of Selection Bias in Dose-Response Analyses of Preventive Interventions},
  author={Herle M. McGowan and Robert Nix and Susan A. Murphy and Karen Linn Bierman},
  journal={Prevention Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={239-251}
}
This paper focuses on the impact of selection bias in the context of extended, community-based prevention trials that attempt to “unpack” intervention effects and analyze mechanisms of change. Relying on dose-response analyses as the most general form of such efforts, this study provides two examples of how selection bias can affect the estimation of treatment effects. In Example 1, we describe an actual intervention in which selection bias was believed to influence the dose-response relation… CONTINUE READING
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