Multiple Regression/Correlation and Causal Models
12.1.1 Limits on the Current Discussion and the Relationship Between Causal Analysis and Analysis of Covariance
Necessarily, a chapter-length presentation of causal analysis cannot begin to do justice to the subject matter in its entirety. Therefore, this chapter will be limited to these three relatively modest goals: to introduce readers to the concepts and terminology used in causal analyses, to provide some techniques and illustrations for the simpler procedures, and to present a glimpse of the variety of options available to the data analyst whose goal is illumination of a theory by the full extraction of the information contained in an appropriate data set. We begin ...