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Second edition of Fraser’s textbook is published

The second edition of the best-selling statistics textbook, Propensity Score Analysis: Statistical Methods and Applications, by Professor Mark Fraser and former UNC School of Social Work professor Shenyang Guo, has been published by Sage.

Fully updated to reflect the most recent changes in the field, this edition provides an accessible, systematic review of the origins, history, and statistical foundations of propensity score analysis, illustrating how it can be used for solving evaluation and causal-inference problems. With a strong focus on practical applications, the authors explore various strategies for employing PSA, discuss the use of PSA with alternative types of data, and delineate the limitations of PSA under a variety of constraints. Unlike other textbooks on program evaluation and causal inference, this book delves into statistical concepts, formulas, and models within the context of a robust and engaging focus on application.

The book is available online from Amazon.

Fraser is the John A. Tate Distinguished Professor for Children in Need, and the Associate Dean for Research, at the UNC School of Social Work.