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AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty$
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Eileen Stillwaggon

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195169270

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195169271.001.0001

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Individual Bias in Methodology

Individual Bias in Methodology

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(p.158) 8 Individual Bias in Methodology
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AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty
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Eileen Stillwaggon (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195169271.003.0008

This chapter discusses the methodologies employed by health scientists and social scientists that prevent them from seeing the interactions that produce the epidemic spread of HIV, from measuring those interactions, and from using that information in prevention policy. It examines the methodological limitations in the fields of public health, epidemiology, and health economics that impede the understanding of health in the developing world and obstruct the prevention of HIV/AIDS. It criticizes the limitations of the transmission models used by major organizations administering AIDS funds to evaluate HIV-prevention programs.

Keywords:   methodology, public health, epidemiology, health economics, transmission models

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