Causal Inference in Educational Data Mining

Adam Sales, Ethan Prihar and Neil Heffernan

Abstract: Causal questions--what works, for whom, when, and why--are central to learning sciences and policy, and the the interface between causal inference and the data and methods of EDM is an exciting, crucial, under-explored area of research. This workshop is intended to raise awareness of the ubiquity and importance of causal questions in EDM, some of the exciting methods available to address those questions, and some of the open questions of causal inference in EDM. It will include invited discussions of ongoing projects addressing causal questions, and short talks about relevant work in progress, including work in any stage of development.