TITLE

The ethics of consulting for the tobacco industry

AUTHOR(S)
Rubin, DB; Rubin, D B
PUB. DATE
October 2002
SOURCE
Statistical Methods in Medical Research;Oct2002, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p373
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
This article describes how and why I became involved in consulting for the tobacco industry. I briefly discuss the four relatively distinct statistical topics that were the primary focus of my work, all of which have been central to my published academic research for over three decades: missing data; causal inference; adjustment for covariates in observational studies; and meta-analysis. To me, it is entirely appropriate to present the application of this academic work in a legal setting.
ACCESSION #
7288135

 

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