We are delighted that Professor Nancy Cartwright (Durham, and California San Diego) has agreed to give the Journal lecture this year. She will discuss causal inference and evidence for the single case. Her talk will cover a catalogue of types of evidence that can argue for/against causation in the single case, irrespective of counterfactuals, and offer a systematic account of causal modelling that shows why these are legitimate sources of evidence.
The Festival is organised by the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods and is a unique biennial celebration of cutting edge development in research methods. You can book to attend the Festival at: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/RMF2018/home.php
At previous Festivals, the Journal has sponsored talks by Professor Andrew Abbott and an ‘in conversation’ with Professor Emeritus Aaron Cicourel. Videos of these events can be accessed at the NCRM YouTube channel.