Free
Course

Learn the Basics of Causal Inference with R

Find out when correlation really is causation!

  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 7 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    1 course

About this course

You hear it all the time: “correlation is not causation.” By taking this course, you’ll find out what causation really is. Find out why things happen using causal methods, such as matching and weighting, instrumental variables, and difference in differences.

Syllabus

5 lessons • 3 projects • 4 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

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Meet the creator of the course
Andrea Hassler
Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy
Andrea is a Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy. Andrea has a Master's in Applied Statistics from NYU and a Bachelor's in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz. She has worked with students individually as a tutor for many years. She has also contributed to research projects in the health sciences as a statistical consultant and research assistant.

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