Propensity Scores Analysis

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  • #4462
    Sid Vaughn
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    I am looking for annotated SPSS examples of the use of PSA

    #4467

    Hi, as far as I know, SPSS can’t do PSA (I believe you think about Propensity Score Matching for estimating “causal” effects). However, I quit SPSS at version 15, so perhaps something changed.

    Stata has excellent user-written commands for matching, especially -psmatch2- and also -pscore-.

    Kristian

    #4466
    Sid Vaughn
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    Kristian,

    Many thanks – I need to make the switch to Stata

    #4465
    Jeremy Miles
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    There are a few different ways to do the matching for propensity estimation – and most of these SPSS is capable of, you just need to do a little more work by hand. E.g. you can use logistic regression, and then use predicted probabilities to calculate the weights.

    However, I use R, as it has a boosted regression based method which seems to do a better job. The program is called twang, and it (along with R) is free.

    #4464
    Sid Vaughn
    Member

    Thanks Jeremy!

    #4463

    Nice – I did not know of twang (until know). I have to have a look at that!

    Thanks,
    Kristian

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