Workshop on Randomization and Related Topics in Causal Inference in Medicine

11 June 2013

Department of Philosophy, 9 Woodland Road, Bristol


We intend to commence at 10.00. The workshop will take place in the Philosophy Common Room, Ground Floor, 9 Woodland Road. The programme is not quite finalised and we may have an additional speaker.

Stephen Senn (Centre de Recherche Public de la Santé, Luxembourg) “Being a statistician means never having to say you’re certain”

David Papineau (Department of Philosophy, King’s College, London) “What kind of causes do randomized trials tell us about?”

George Davey-Smith (MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, Bristol) “Origins of ‘fair tests’ of treatment in the late 19th century: how and why”

John Worrall (Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics) “Removing the ‘mask’: a clear-eyed view of the virtues of “blinding” in clinical trials”

Alexander Bird (Department of Philosophy, Bristol) “From Mill’s Method of Difference to randomization in the logic of comparative trials”

Further information…

About Alex Broadbent

Director of the Institute for the Future of Knowledge and Professor of Philosophy, University of Johannesburg
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