# A General Algorithm for Deciding Transportability of Experimental Results

@inproceedings{Bareinboim2013AGA, title={A General Algorithm for Deciding Transportability of Experimental Results}, author={Elias Bareinboim and Judea Pearl}, booktitle={ArXiv}, year={2013} }

Abstract Generalizing empirical findings to new environments, settings, or populations is essential in most scientific explorations. This article treats a particular problem of generalizability, called “transportability”, defined as a license to transfer information learned in experimental studies to a different population, on which only observational studies can be conducted. Given a set of assumptions concerning commonalities and differences between the two populations, Pearl and Bareinboim… Expand

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