Targeted Learning in Data Science: Causal Inference for Complex Longitudinal Studies By Mark J. van der Laan
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 655 Pages | ISBN : 3319653032 | 17.35 MB
This textbook for graduate students in statistics, data science, and public health deals with the practical challenges that come with big, complex, and dynamic data. It presents a scientific roadmap to translate real-world data science applications into formal statistical estimation problems by using the general template of targeted maximum likelihood estimators. These targeted machine learning algorithms estimate quantities of interest while still providing valid inference.