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A dual decomposition strategy of both microbial and phenotypic components for a better understanding of causal claims

Greslehner, Gregor P. and Lemoine, Maël (2020) A dual decomposition strategy of both microbial and phenotypic components for a better understanding of causal claims.

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Abstract

In our commentary on Lynch et al.'s target paper (2019, this issue), we focus on decomposition as a research strategy. We argue that not only the presumptive microbial causes but also their supposed phenotypic effects need to be decomposed relative to each other. Such a dual decomposition strategy ought to improve the way in which causal claims in microbiome research can be made and understood.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Greslehner, Gregor P.gregor.greslehner@gmail.com0000-0002-4072-8229
Lemoine, Maëlmael.lemoine@u-bordeaux.fr0000-0002-2139-0488
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Biology & Philosophy 35:1 (2020). The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-019-9708-9.
Keywords: Microbiome; Causality; Decomposition; Phenotype
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Depositing User: Dr. Gregor P. Greslehner
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 19:47
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2020 19:47
Item ID: 17124
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Date: 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17124

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