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caus·al

 (kô′zəl)
adj.
1. Of, involving, or constituting a cause: a causal relationship between scarcity of goods and higher prices.
2. Indicative of or expressing a cause.
n.
A word or grammatical element, such as since or because, expressing a cause or reason.

caus′al·ly adv.

causal

(ˈkɔːzəl)
adj
1. acting as or being a cause
2. stating, involving, or implying a cause: the causal part of the argument.
3. (Philosophy) philosophy (of a theory) explaining a phenomenon or analysing a concept in terms of some causal relation
ˈcausally adv

caus•al

(ˈkɔ zəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a cause.
2. expressing a cause, as the conjunctions because and since.
[1520–30; < Latin]
caus′al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.causal - involving or constituting a cause; causing; "a causal relationship between scarcity and higher prices"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
Translations
kauzálnípříčinný

causal

[ˈkɔːzəl] ADJcausal

causal

[ˈkɔːzəl] adj [link, relationship, connection] → causal(e)

causal

adjkausal, ursächlich; causal relationshipKausalzusammenhang m

causal

[ˈkɔːzl] adjcausale

causal

a. causal.
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Observation and Experiment: An Introduction to Causal Inference
The causal inference was performed by evaluating how changes in gate-in delay at one airport were related to the expected value and distribution of other delay variables: gate-in delay, turnaround, gate-out delay, taxi-out delay, airborne delay, and taxi-in delay.
Whatever Phase II and III clinical trials or CER, properly designed and carried out RCTs can provide the most definitive causal inference.
In their study of the reconstruction of the Chilean town of Chaiten in the wake of a devastating volcanic eruption, these authors demonstrate the utility of qualitative methods for deepening understanding the "selection" process that assigns units to "treatment" and "control" groups, showing how qualitative interview methods and quantitative matching analyses can complement each other for stronger causal inference.
Marginal structural models and causal inference in epidemiology.
This conventional framework and the FAR were initially adapted from best practices in epidemiology (Greenland and Rothman 1998), a field in which causal inference has always been of primary importance.
2014) concluded that research in sensory disabilities was generally characterized by studies that lacked causal inference and provided little evidence for the strategies that constitute practice.
By linking several nationwide registries (National Prescription Data Base, Norwegian Patient Registry, Medical Birth Registry) to a population-based birth cohort (n=108 000) we specifically aim to 1) estimate the effect of prenatal exposure to psychotropics and analgesics on neurodevelopment in young children using a range of methodological approaches to strengthen causal inference.
Schmitt argues that Hume's arguments establish only that the uniformity principle cannot be established on the basis of Lockean reasoning and that Hume's arguments against Lockean reasoning assume that causal inference is justifying.
Causal inference, placebo effects, and the importance of blinding
It is framed within the setting of statistical causal inference, based on the estimate of the causal effect on Medicine (Christakis & Iwashyna, 2003, Hirano & Imbens, 2001), epidemiology (Oakes & Church, 2007).