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Seminar – Integrating diverse data sets to improve causal inference

May 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

All are invited to the MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Integrating diverse data sets to improve causal inference
Professor Judith Green, University of Exeter.

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About this talk

Evaluating the impact of interventions on public health typically requires diverse data sets, which can be challenging to integrate in analysis.  This seminar focuses on experiences of integrating epidemiological and ethnographic analysis to strengthen causal inferences, drawing on two studies of natural experiments (evaluations of the public health impacts of free bus travel and reduced street lighting at night) and a recent systematic review of Qualitative Comparative Analysis in public health.

Better integration may require a broader conceptualisation of causal relationships, attention to the timing of integration within the lifetime of a project, and disciplinary balance in research teams.

About Professor Green

Judith Green is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Cultures & Environments of Health at the University of Exeter. She has researched and published widely on the sociology of health, health services and public health. Current research interests include mobility, environmental determinants of health and methodology.

She is co-editor of the journal Critical Public Health and co-author of the textbook Qualitative Methods for Health Research.

Twitter: @judegreen

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May 5, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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