Date Developed: 03/14/2016. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Epidemiology and Research. Presenter(s): Maria Glymour, PhD. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 90 minutes.
This webinar presents an in-depth analysis of instrumental variables (IV) based methods for inference in public health research. Topics such as the motivation and intuition of instrumental variables analysis, how to define IV, IV assumptions, interpretation of the IV effect estimate and IV assumption violations are addressed.
• Understand the situations in which instrumental variables can be useful in health research
• Describe the assumptions and interpretations for instrumental variables based effect estimates
• Learn examples of instrumental variables used in health research, including policy differences, genetic variants, and other examples
• Learn basic concepts for implementing instrumental variables analyses and understand whether the methods are feasible in your research setting