Encyclopedia of Epidemiologic Methods

Encyclopedia of Epidemiologic Methods

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Featuring articles from the prestigious Encyclopedia of Biostatistics, many of which have been revised and updated to include recent developments, the Encyclopedia of Epidemiologic Methods also includes newly commissioned articles reflecting the latest thinking in Cancer Registries Birth Defect Registries Meta Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies Epidemiology Overview Sample Size Sex Ratio at Birth Software Design and Analysis Featuring contributions from leading experts in academia, government and industry, the Encyclopedia of Epidemiologic Methods has been designed to complement existing texts on the subject by providing further extensive, up-to-date coverage of specialised topics and by introducing the reader to the research literature. Offering a wealth of information in a single resource, the Encyclopedia of Epidemiologic Methods Offers an excellent introduction to a vast array of specialised topics Includes in-depth coverage of the statistical underpinnings of contemporary epidemiologic methods Provides concise definitions and introductions to numerous concepts found in the current literature Uses extensive cross-references, helping to facilitate further research, and enabling the reader to locate definitions and related concepts In addition to featuring extensive articles in the areas of descriptive and analytic epidemiology, the Encyclopedia also provides the reader with articles on case-control design and offers substantial coverage of allied statistical methods. From the Reviewsa€b. qa selection of excellent articlesq (Short Book Reviews, December 2001) qThe articles were written by experts...hence the quality of entries is quite good. The editors have done an excellent job...q (Journal of the American Statistical Association, December 2001) qThere is no doubt that thisa€bis an invaluable tool for researchers involved in medical and public health research as it offers an excellent springboard for acquiring and strengthening practical and methodological tools.q (Short Book Reviews, Vol. 21, No. 3, December 2001) q...illuminating and comprehensive and often of extremely high quality...q (Biometrics, September 2002)In such settings, since there is no natural ordering to the outcomes, any disagreements are often considered to be ... quite arbitrarily but it is natural to restrict 0 alt; wij alt; 1, set wii to unity to give exact agreement maximum weight, and set 0 alt; wijanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Epidemiologic Methods
Author:Mitchell H Gail, Jacques Benichou
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2000-11-02


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