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The Resource The book of why : the new science of cause and effect, Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie

The book of why : the new science of cause and effect, Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie

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The book of why : the new science of cause and effect
Title
The book of why
Title remainder
the new science of cause and effect
Statement of responsibility
Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie
Title variation
New science of cause and effect
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Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone has heard the claim, "Correlation does not imply causation." What might sound like a reasonable dictum metastasized in the twentieth century into one of science's biggest obstacles, as a legion of researchers became unwilling to make the claim that one thing could cause another. Even two decades ago, asking a statistician a question like "Was it the aspirin that stopped my headache?" would have been like asking if he believed in voodoo, or at best a topic for conversation at a cocktail party rather than a legitimate target of scientific inquiry. Scientists were allowed to posit only that the probability that one thing was associated with another. This all changed with Judea Pearl, whose work on causality was not just a victory for common sense, but a revolution in the study of the world"
Summary
'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been.
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10784868
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OU/DLC
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Pearl, Judea
Dewey number
501
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.C38
LC item number
P43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
Q175.32.C38
NLM item number
P43 2018
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Mackenzie, Dana
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True
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  • Causation
  • Inference
  • Causation
  • Inference
Target audience
adult
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the new science of cause and effect
Label
The book of why : the new science of cause and effect, Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-404) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond adjustment: the conquest of Mount Intervention
  • Counterfactuals: mining worlds that could have been
  • Mediation: the search for a mechanism
  • Big data, artificial intelligence, and the big questions
  • Introduction :
  • Mind over data
  • The ladder of causation
  • From buccaneers to guinea pigs the genesis of causal inference
  • From evidence to causes: Reverend Bayes meets Mr. Holmes
  • Confounding and deconfounding: or, slaying the lurking variable
  • The smoke-filled debate: clearing the air
  • Paradoxes galore!
Control code
on1003311466
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 418 pages
Isbn
9780465097609
Lccn
2017056458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 99977225318
  • YBP14786174
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003311466
Label
The book of why : the new science of cause and effect, Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond adjustment: the conquest of Mount Intervention
  • Counterfactuals: mining worlds that could have been
  • Mediation: the search for a mechanism
  • Big data, artificial intelligence, and the big questions
  • Introduction :
  • Mind over data
  • The ladder of causation
  • From buccaneers to guinea pigs the genesis of causal inference
  • From evidence to causes: Reverend Bayes meets Mr. Holmes
  • Confounding and deconfounding: or, slaying the lurking variable
  • The smoke-filled debate: clearing the air
  • Paradoxes galore!
Control code
on1003311466
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 418 pages
Isbn
9780465097609
Lccn
2017056458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 99977225318
  • YBP14786174
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003311466

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