Counterfactual and interventionist approach to cure risk factor epidemiology.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_421642C90573
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Lettre (letter): communication adressée à l'éditeur.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Counterfactual and interventionist approach to cure risk factor epidemiology.
Périodique
International journal of epidemiology
Auteur(s)
Chiolero A.
ISSN
1464-3685 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0300-5771
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
14/08/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
45
Numéro
6
Pages
2202-2203
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Letter

Résumé
In a recent issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology, Vandenbroucke et al. critique the supposedly growing domination of the ‘counterfactual [and] interventionist’ approach on causality thinking in epidemiology. The authors argue that we should prefer a pluralistic and pragmatic approach for causal inference in epidemiology. They also state that the counterfactual and interventionist approach could damage training in epidemiology. I would rather argue that this approach not only helps training in epidemiology but also could be part of the cure to save risk factor epidemiology.
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
02/09/2016 14:44
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 14:43
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