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A Crash Course in Causality: Inferring Causal Effects from Observational Data (Coursera)

We have all heard the phrase “correlation does not equal causation.” What, then, does equal causation? This course aims to answer that question and more! Over a period of 5 weeks, you will learn how causal effects are defined, what assumptions about your data and models are [...]
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Measuring Causal Effects in the Social Sciences (Coursera)

Sep 6th 2021
Measuring Causal Effects in the Social Sciences (Coursera)
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How can we know if the differences in wages between men and women are caused by discrimination or differences in background characteristics? In this course we look at causal effects as opposed to spurious relationships. We will discuss how they can be identified in the social sciences using quantitative [...]
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Environmental Challenges: Human Impact in the Natural Environment (FutureLearn)

Mar 8th 2021
Environmental Challenges: Human Impact in the Natural Environment (FutureLearn)
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Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable dynamism? Complex patterns in ecology are not always causal and predictable. Populations have their own dynamics that can be independent of external environmental conditions. In this course we look at the way [...]
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