Chapter 6 Lecture Outline

Chapter 6 Lecture Outline - Chapter 6: Causation and...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Chapter 6: Causation and Research Design * (1) Causal Explanation * (2) Criteria for Causal Explanations * Empirical Association * Temporal Order * Nonspuriousness *Causal mechanism *Context * (3) Research Designs and Causal Relationships What is a cause? Causal Explanation Nomothetic causal explanations: *Involves the idea that variation… * Counterfactual : is the circumstance that it would have been… *Problem is that we really never… * Causal effect (nomothetic) IV DV (presumed cause) (potential effect) *Researchers who claim a causal effect have concluded that the value of cases on the DV (e.g., future Domestic Violence assaults) differs from what their value would have been in the absence of variation in the IV (e.g., the particular domestic violence arrest policy). *Variation in arrest policy (e.g., mandatory arrest vs. no mandatory arrest) Criteria for Causation 1. Two variables must be…....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course CRJU 202 taught by Professor Deutsch during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

Page1 / 5

Chapter 6 Lecture Outline - Chapter 6: Causation and...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online