Monthly Archives: May 2012

"Causal density"

In my last post I opinionated about how it's near impossible, in social science research (or media effects, in this case), to account for every possible confounding variable. Now Kevin Drum reviews a new book by Jim Manzi, Uncontrolled, about … Continue reading

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One reason I don’t like effects studies

Many of us got into journalism to make a difference; some of us got into research, not to put too fine a point on it, to see if we’re making a difference. I’m at a school with a long tradition … Continue reading

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