Introduction to Directed Acyclic Graphs

March 21, 2014 – Dave Monaghan, Darren Kwong, and Dirk Witteveen, graduate candidates at the Graduate Center, CUNY, presented their seminar, “Advances in Quantitative Methods: An Introduction to Directed Acyclic Graphs.”

In their presentation, they reviewed some of the assumptions that plague the counterfactual model and showed how recent research on directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) can help with problems of identification of causal effects between variables. Ultimately, DAGs demonstrate that researchers need to be careful of what variables they include in their analysis and provide researchers a more rigorous approach to building their analytical models.

If you missed this seminar, you can catch it here: http://videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu/videos/video/1426