Mediation Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide.

  title={Mediation Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide.},
  author={Tyler J. VanderWeele},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
This article provides an overview of recent developments in mediation analysis, that is, analyses used to assess the relative magnitude of different pathways and mechanisms by which an exposure may affect an outcome. Traditional approaches to mediation in the biomedical and social sciences are described. Attention is given to the confounding assumptions required for a causal interpretation of direct and indirect effect estimates. Methods from the causal inference literature to conduct mediation… CONTINUE READING
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