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Causal theory and causal modeling

Guillaume J. Wunsch

Causal theory and causal modeling

beyond description in the social sciences

by Guillaume J. Wunsch

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Published by Leuven University Press in Leuven (Belgium) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social sciences -- Statistical methods.,
  • Causation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Other titlesCausal theory.
    StatementGuillaume Wunsch.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHA29 .W86 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination200 p. :
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2244540M
    LC Control Number89118065


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