• Michael O. Finkelstein
  • Bruce Levin
Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)


Statistical data are frequently used, in the law and elsewhere, to establish or measure causal relations based on associations. The gold standard for doing this is the randomized, double-blind experiment. Here are the key features of such an experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael O. Finkelstein
    • 1
  • Bruce Levin
    • 2
  1. 1.New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiostatisticsColumbia University Mailman School of Public HealthNew YorkUSA

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