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Basic principles and practical applications in epidemiological research

Author: Jung-Der Wang
Publisher: River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2002.
Series: Quantitative sciences on biology and medicine, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the concept of "conjecture and refutation" from the Popperian philosophy of science, i.e. looking for alternative causes, this book simplifies the design and inferences of human  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jung-Der Wang
ISBN: 9789810248017 9810248016 9789810249250 981024925X
OCLC Number: 50292591
Description: ix, 367 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction to epidemiological research --
Ch. 2. Principles of scientific research: Deductive methods and process of conjecture and refutation --
Ch. 3. Scientific hypothesis and degree of corroboration --
Ch. 4. Causal inference and decision --
Ch. 5. Basic principles of measurement --
Ch. 6. Basic measurements in epidemiological research --
Ch. 7. Study design --
Ch. 8. Adjustment and standardization of rates --
Ch. 9. Introduction to sampling method and practical applications --
Ch. 10. Follow-up study --
Ch. 11. Case-Control study --
Ch. 12. How to critically review an empirical study --
Ch. 13. Application of epidemiological methods in health service research and policy.
Series Title: Quantitative sciences on biology and medicine, v. 1.
Responsibility: Jung-Der Wang.

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