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Confounders make everything we are interested in very difficult to sort for and scale in terms of magnitude. I spent a fair chunk of time trying to use Structural Equation Modeling in my own work to deal with this issue when I was still in academia. Following are excellent overviews of why it is so tough to deal with these statistical gremlins.

 

Great paper:

 

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0152719#references

 

Very fun overview of the great paper:

 

https://www.talyarkoni.org/blog/2016/06/11/the-great-minds-journal-club-discusses-westfall-yarkoni-2016/

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