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Making Sense of Data: A Self-Instruction Manual on the Interpretation of Epidemiological Data

J. H. Abramson and Z. H. Abramson


This book on the use of epidemiologic data deals with the basic concepts and skills needed for the appraisal of published reports or one's own findings. Applications in clinical medicine, public health and community medicine, and research are taken into consideration. The book acts as an introductory manual that deals in a simple way with fundamental epidemiological approaches and procedures; its aim is to produce competence in the ABC's of data interpretation. It is a workbook of short exercises and instructional self-tests that introduces and explains fundamental approaches and procedures in ... More

Keywords: epidemiological concepts, data interpretation, self-instruction, associations, confounding, causality, validity, meta-analysis, community medicine, research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195145250
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. H. Abramson, author
The Hebrew Unversity-Haddash School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem

Z. H. Abramson, author
The Hebrew University-Haddash Medical School, Jerusalem