Is There Something Wrong? Validity and Bias (Article, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Is There Something Wrong? Validity and Bias

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The primary objective of most epidemiologic research is to obtain a valid estimate of an effect measure of interest. In this chapter we illustrate three general types of validity problems, distinguish validity from precision, introduce the term bias, and discuss how to adjust for bias.
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ISBN: 978-0-387-45964-6 978-0-387-45966-0
Publication:Kleinbaum, David G., dkleinb@sph.emory.edu, Department of Epidemiology Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA; A Pocket Guide to Epidemiology; 109-125; New York, NY : Springer New York
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 5661649526
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The primary objective of most epidemiologic research is to obtain a valid estimate of an effect measure of interest. In this chapter we illustrate three general types of validity problems, distinguish validity from precision, introduce the term bias, and discuss how to adjust for bias.

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