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A Presentation by Roderick Rose, PhD
UNC School of Social Work

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The directed acyclic graph (DAG) is a tool for causal inference developed by Judea Pearl. DAGs have the potential to inform the development of quasi-experimental studies in social work. In this lecture, Dr. Rose demonstrates how to construct and interpret a DAG, and how a DAG can help inform the selection of a method for causal inference.

Dr. Rose received his PhD in public policy from UNC in May 2013. He is a research assistant professor in the School of Social Work. His research interests include child welfare and development in the social context including school-based practices, policies, and interventions; and research design and methods for causal inference.