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The Pandora Principle in statistics — and its malign converse, the ostrich

The Pandora Principle is that once you’ve considered a possible interaction or bias or confounder, you can’t un-think it. The malign converse is when people realize this and then design their studies to avoid putting themselves in a position where they have to consider some potentially important factor. For example, suppose you’re considering some policy […] The post The Pandora Principle in statistics — and its malign converse, the ostrich appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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