Observational Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes manuscripts on all aspects of observational studies, including, but not limited to, study protocols for observational studies, methodologies for observational studies, descriptions of data sets for observational studies, software for observational studies and analyses of observational studies. For further details, see the journal's aims and scope.

The journal is open access and has no publication charges. Papers are posted to the website rapidly when accepted.

September 9, 2019

Assessing Treatment Effect Variation in Observational Studies: Results from a Data Challenge

By Carlos Carvalho, Avi Feller, Jared Murray, Spencer Woody and David Yeager (Introduction)
Susan Athey and Stefan Wager (Estimating Treatment Effects with Causal Forests: An Application)
Nicole Carnegie, Vincent Dorie and Jennifer Hill (Examining Treatment Effect Heterogeneity Using BART)
Fredrik Johansson (Machine Learning Analysis of Heterogeneity in the Effect of Student Mindset Interventions)
Luke Keele and Samuel Pimentel (Matching with attention to effect modification in a data challenge)
Bryan Keller, Jianshen Chen and Tianyang Zhang (Heterogeneous Subgroup Identification with Observational Data)
Soren Kunzel, Simon Walter and Jasjeet Sekhon (Causaltoolbox -- Estimator Stability for Heterogeneous Treatment Effects)
Harsh Parikh, Cynthia Rudin and Alexander Volfovsky (An Application of Matching After Learning To Stretch (MALTS))
Qingyuan Zhao and Snigdha Panigrahi (Selective Inference for Effect Modification: An Empirical Investigation)


Applications and Case Studies Methodology