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Studying a study and testing a test : how to read the health science literature

Author: Richard K Riegelman; Robert P Hirsch
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Riegelman, Richard K.
Studying a study and testing a test.
Boston : Little, Brown, ©1996
(OCoLC)604992344
Online version:
Riegelman, Richard K.
Studying a study and testing a test.
Boston : Little, Brown, ©1996
(OCoLC)631895952
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard K Riegelman; Robert P Hirsch
ISBN: 0316745219 9780316745215
OCLC Number: 33407068
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction and Sample Test --
2. Uniform Frameworks --
3. Assignment --
4. Assessment --
5. Analysis --
6. Interpretation --
7. Extrapolation --
8. Study Design --
9. Randomized Clinical Trials --
10. Data Base Research: Nonconcurrent Cohort Studies --
11. Meta-Analysis --
12. Flaw-Catching Exercises --
13. Introduction to Testing a Test --
14. Variability of the Test --
15. Reference Interval --
16. Defining Disease: The Gold Standard --
17. Diagnostic Performance of Tests --
18. Comparing Tests --
19. Screening --
20. Questions to Ask: Testing a Test and Flaw-Catching Exercises --
21. Introduction to Rates --
22. Sampling of Rates --
23. Standardization of Rates --
24. Sources of Differences in Rates --
25. Putting It Together: Measuring Life Expectancy --
26. Questions to Ask: Rating a Rate and Flaw-Catching Exercises --
27. Basic Principles --
28. Univariable Analyses --
29. Bivariable Analyses --
30. Multivariable Analyses.
Responsibility: Richard K. Riegelman, Robert P. Hirsch.

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