Targeted estimation of nuisance parameters to obtain valid statistical inference.

  title={Targeted estimation of nuisance parameters to obtain valid statistical inference.},
  author={Mark J. van der Laan},
  journal={The international journal of biostatistics},
  volume={10 1},
In order to obtain concrete results, we focus on estimation of the treatment specific mean, controlling for all measured baseline covariates, based on observing independent and identically distributed copies of a random variable consisting of baseline covariates, a subsequently assigned binary treatment, and a final outcome. The statistical model only assumes possible restrictions on the conditional distribution of treatment, given the covariates, the so-called propensity score. Estimators of… CONTINUE READING

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