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dc.date.accessioned2020-04-15T18:25:21Z
dc.date.available2020-10-04T22:46:04Z
dc.date.created2019-10-28T15:28:57Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationDearing, Eric Zachrisson, Henrik Daae . Taking Selection Seriously in Correlational Studies of Child Development: A Call for Sensitivity Analyses. Child Development Perspectives. 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/74537
dc.description.abstractCorrelational studies have played a major role in building our cumulative knowledge on child development. Yet as a result, we often have difficulty making causal inferences. The concern is selection effects: When children have not been randomly assigned to conditions, pre-existing biological, psycho- logical, or social factors may bias correlations. In this article, we draw attention to sensitivity analyses, statis- tical techniques for estimating the robustness or fragility of results in light of potential selection effects. We high- light the coefficient of proportionality method recently developed by Oster (2019), which does not require assumptions about the number of omitted selection vari- ables. The coefficient of proportionality provides an indication of how large the impact of unobserved selec- tion factors would need to be—relative to observed covariates—to nullify a result. We offer two empirical examples to demonstrate the value of this method com- pared with other approaches used by child development researchers.
dc.languageEN
dc.titleTaking Selection Seriously in Correlational Studies of Child Development: A Call for Sensitivity Analyses
dc.typeJournal article
dc.creator.authorDearing, Eric
dc.creator.authorZachrisson, Henrik Daae
cristin.unitcode185,18,3,0
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for spesialpedagogikk
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextpostprint
cristin.qualitycode1
dc.identifier.cristin1741310
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dc.identifier.jtitleChild Development Perspectives
dc.identifier.volume13
dc.identifier.issue4
dc.identifier.startpage267
dc.identifier.endpage273
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12343
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-77652
dc.type.documentTidsskriftartikkel
dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn1750-8592
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/74537/2/Dearing_Zachrisson_CDP_sensitivity_preprint_2019.pdf
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dc.relation.projectNFR/276672
dc.relation.projectEC/H2020/818425


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