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Causal Inference in Introductory Statistics Courses: Why, What, and How?


Tuesday, October 8th, 20194:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Presented by: Kevin Cummiskey (West Point)


Abstract

In this talk, we will discuss why causal inference concepts align well with recommendations for introductory statistics courses and propose topics appropriate for such courses. In addition, we will highlight some resources for instructors interested in teaching causal inference, including a classroom activity we developed based on a popular dataset investigating the effects of youth smoking on lung function.