New article „Combinational Regularity Analysis (CORA) — a new method for uncovering complex causation in medical and health research“ published in BMC Medical Research Methodology:

Modern configurational comparative methods (CCMs) of causal inference, such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Coincidence Analysis (CNA), have started to make inroads into medical and health research. However, these methods cannot uncover Boolean causal structures that feature complex effects, such as in problems relating to multi-morbidity. We present a new member of the family of CCMs with which complex effects can be analyzed: Combinational Regularity Analysis (CORA). The technical heart of CORA consists of algorithms originally developed in electrical engineering for the analysis of multi-output switching circuits. The article is available open-access on its website.

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