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Mediation analysis in Python
June 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East
Mediation analysis is a way to probe mechanistic hypotheses using data. It takes a step beyond standard regression analysis, by considering whether certain independent variables may mediate the effects of other independent variables. While such questions usually cannot be definitively resolved using easily-obtained data, mediation analysis remains an informative process for obtaining a deeper understanding of theoretical and empirical considerations in a research study. In this workshop we will review the basic ideas of mediation analysis, and illustrate their use via case studies with the Python Statsmodels package.