Discussion Forum for Treatment Effects Analysis

June 1, 2018 By Stephen Vaisey

This page is for participants in Stephen Vaisey’s online course “Treatment Effects Analysis.”  Please post any questions or comments you have about the course. Dr. Vaisey will respond to questions, but you should also feel free to respond to other people’s posts. 

18 Responses

  1. Alana says:

    Hello Dr. Vaisey and online class,
    I am excited to learn more about these methods to help me design better observational clinical studies in my work at the UIC College of Nursing. My first question is — where can I find the readings? Will you provide a link or a full reference?

  2. Mike Withers says:

    Hi, my name is Mike Withers. I work in the Management Department at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. I teach a PhD seminar in research methods and would look to gain more insights into treatment effects analysis. Looking forward to the class.

  3. Blair Darney says:

    I’m an health services researcher and Asst Prof at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Portland OR. I need a refresher on matching and weighting and would like to learn more to improve causal inference using observational data/non-random assignments. I work on reproductive health in the US and Mexico.

  4. Jeff Conlin says:

    Hi Dr. Vaisey and fellow classmates,

    My name is Jeff Conlin. I’m a 3rd year PhD student at Penn State University studying mass communications. I’d like to improve my knowledge and skills related to propensity score and matching techniques. Broadly, I’m interested in science and risk-related media messages. Thanks and I’m looking forward to the course!


  5. Greg Petroski says:

    I am an applied statistician with the U. of Missouri School of Medicine. We see a lot of secondary data analyses and while I have used propensity methods a few times, I want a deeper understanding of the methods and a better appreciation for the strengths and limitations of the methods. Learning new things always sounds like fun but time is limited and so this class is a sort of self-inflicted enrichment opportunity.

  6. Ryan Mullins says:

    Hi everyone —

    My name is Ryan Mullins and I’m a marketing professor at Clemson University. I’m looking forward to the course and takeaways. These types of analyses are a growing trend in my field as top journals are expecting stronger causal explanations for proposed relationships. I hope to add these approaches to my toolkit so I can ask (and execute on) more impactful research questions!


  7. Wendy Zeitlin says:

    Hi! I’m an assistant professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey. My research is in the field of social work where it is typically difficult to have true experiments. I have participated in research in the past that has used propensity score analysis, but I only understand the most basic theory behind it, and I would like to know more!

  8. Alissa Knowles says:

    My name is Alissa and I am a fifth year graduate student at UC Irvine in the department of Psychology and Social Behavior. I primarily study adolescents who have been arrested and sanctioned by the juvenile justice system. Due to the observational nature of my research, random assignment is not feasible and I think these techniques will be very helpful to study the influence of varying degrees of justice system involvement on developmental outcomes.

  9. Bettye Apenteng says:

    Hello. My name is Bettye Apenteng. I am a faculty member at Georgia Southern University. I am taking this course to enhance my knowledge and skill set in treatment effects analysis.

  10. Samuel Opoku says:

    I am interested in this technique because I think it will be useful in my research work

  11. Dina Tell says:

    Hello, my name is Dina and I am a research assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Nursing. I study the effects of psycho-social stress on immune function, stress response and potential health disparities. I am new to the treatment effects analysis and hope to use these techniques in my work as it applies to the observational nature of my research.

  12. Sarah Vidal says:

    Hi Everyone! My name is Sarah Vidal and I’m a senior analyst at Westat. My research interests include adolescent development, juvenile delinquency, and community corrections. I do a lot of evaluation research and would love to learn more about quasi-experimental approaches, including PSM.

  13. Dina Tell says:

    Dr. Vaisey,
    I am enjoying the Modules for this week!
    Any chance we can get copies of your slides that are used during your lectures?
    Thank you for considering this request,

  14. Esther Chan says:

    Hi everyone. My name is Esther Chan and I am a graduate student in the sociology department at Yale. I was in a course that spent one lecture on TEA and want to learn more about the technique.

  15. Ryan Wells says:

    Hello. Ryan Wells, College of Education at UMass Amherst. Lots of observational data, and trying to be sure I’m up on the latest ways to use them for causal estimation.

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