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causal

adjective causative, compelling, conductive, constitutive, creative, determinant, determinative, effectual, formative, generating, generative, inception, inducing, influential, institutive, instrumental, originating, originative, productive
Associated concepts: causal connection, causal negligence, causal relationship
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To provide an overall justification of causal inference, Hume must entertain and defeat doubts about causal inference.
Matching as Non-parametric Preprocessing for Reducing Model Dependence in Parametric Causal Inference.
In addition to the use of inappropriate control variables, there is another major methodological problem with previous studies of Booker's effects: they lack a basis for sound causal inference.
Sas, (93) a case in which timing served was a consideration in the drawing of the causal inference.
Tobacco Marketing and Adolescent Smoking: More Support for a Causal Inference.
Well-controlled research that leads to causal inferences about systemic interventions is very difficult to accomplish.
But the study concluded the data "cannot lead to a causal inference," a qualification Chevron has taken and run with.
However, conclusive research on retention has been difficult to obtain due to causal inference.
The second method is logic based and invokes logic and theory with nonexperimental data in an attempt to rule out all reasonable alternative explanations in support of making a single plausible causal inference.
But in the passage that is here being discussed, what Vasubandhu says the self-theorist would need is not a causal inference but rather an abductive inference, an inference to the best explanation.
Causal inference would still be required through studies of aetiology.