Materials and homework submission on Ilias

Q&A on Piazza
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Software to draw and analyze graphical causal models (DAGs) by Johannes Textor:

Tutorial on using DAGitty by Scott Venners (video)

Other online resources

Overview articles (from different disciplines)

Causal inference:

Graphical causal models:

Randomized controlled trials:

Causal mediation analysis:

Causality bookshelf

Introductions to causal inference:

Graphical causal models:

Causal mediation (and interaction) analysis:


Research design and methods: