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Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence
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Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence: Strategies for Study Design & Analysis

David A. Savitz

Abstract

This book offers a strategy for assessing epidemiologic research findings. Specific tools for assessing the presence and impact of selection bias in both cohort and case-control studies, bias from non-response, confounding, exposure measurement error, disease measurement error, and random error are identified and evaluated in this book. It is a difficult task to assess how much confidence one can have in a given set of findings. Two elements have been lacking in empirical tools for assessing a given study's susceptibility to specific sources of error. One is a link between methodological princ ... More

Keywords: research findings, selection bias, case-control studies, non-response, confounding, exposure measurement error, disease measurement error, random error

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195108408
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108408.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. Savitz, author
University of North Carolina School of Public Health, USA