Quoted @jonmummolo

Johnson and Cesario have stated their analysis is still informative because it controls for county crime rates by race and other shooting attributes. But as Bayes’ rule shows, the addition of these control variables, X, does not solve the fundamental conceptual problem. 11/n https://t.co/6PclW6Y0Pb

Johnson and Cesario have stated their analysis is still informative because it controls for county crime rates by race and other shooting attributes. But as Bayes’ rule shows, the addition of these control variables, X, does not solve the fundamental conceptual problem. 11/n https://t.co/6PclW6Y0Pb

Re study of police shootings, scroll up for full flavor. Another example of social science using “control” like a magic verb that manufactures truth. If only there were an axiomatic framework for deciding causal queries... https://t.co/aUxYahuXJg

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