Accession Number:

AD0784387

Title:

Controlling Bias in Observational Studies: A Review.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

This paper reviews work on the effectiveness of different methods of matched sampling and statistical adjustment, alone and in combination, in reducing bias due to confounding x-variables when comparing two populations. The adjustment methods were linear regression adjustment for x continuous and direct standardization for x categorical.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE