PhilSci Archive

Blinding and the Non-interference Assumption in Medical and Social Trials

Teira, David (2013) Blinding and the Non-interference Assumption in Medical and Social Trials. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 43 (3). pp. 358-372. ISSN 0048-3931

[img]
Preview
Text
TeiraPSS.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives.

Download (243kB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper discusses the so-called non-interference assumption (NIA) grounding causal inference in trials in both medicine and the social sciences. It states that for each participant in the experiment, the value of the potential outcome depends only upon whether she or he gets the treatment. Drawing on methodological discussion in clinical trials and laboratory experiments in economics, I defend the necessity of partial forms of blinding as a warrant of the NIA, to control the participants’ expectations and their strategic interactions with the experimenter.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Teira, David
Keywords: clinical trials field trials non-interference assumption causality expectations blinding
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Clinical Trials
Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Prof. David Teira
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 12:25
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 12:25
Item ID: 18150
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1177/0048393113488871
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1177/0048393113488871
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Clinical Trials
Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2013
Page Range: pp. 358-372
Volume: 43
Number: 3
ISSN: 0048-3931
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18150

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Altmetric.com

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item