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An Introduction to Quantitative Methods Especially Relevant for Public Mental Health

Elizabeth A. Stuart, Jeannie-Marie S. Leoutsakos, Alden L. Gross, S. Janet Kuramoto, and William W. Eaton

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390445
eISBN:
9780199950416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides a brief introduction to some of the epidemiologic and statistical methods for and challenges to gathering and analyzing the data that underlie the research presented in this ... More


Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Ross C. Brownson and Diana B. Petitti (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187410
eISBN:
9780199864997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book focuses on areas of public health practice in which the systematic application of epidemiologic methods can have a large and positive impact. It describes how best to apply traditional ... More


Epidemiology: A Foundation of Public Health

Ross C. Brownson and Christine M. Hoehner

in Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187410
eISBN:
9780199864997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews some of the historical contributions of epidemiology and describes some of the most pressing current issues encountered in the application of epidemiologic methods. Many of the ... More


Teaching a first course in epidemiologic principles and methods

Kenneth J. Rothman and Sherri O. Stuver

in Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199685004
eISBN:
9780191765315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685004.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

An important aim for a first course in epidemiologic methods is to provide a strong working knowledge of the fundamentals of epidemiologic principles. In this chapter the authors discuss a sequence ... More


Precision and Validity in Study Design

Harvey Checkoway, Neil Pearce, and David Kriebel

in Research Methods in Occupational Epidemiology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195092424
eISBN:
9780199864553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092424.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The accuracy of epidemiologic studies includes issues of both precision and validity. This chapter provides an overview of the main themes, along with more detailed presentations of those aspects of ... More


Epidemiologic Methods: Studying the Occurrence of Illness

Thomas D. Koepsell and Noel S. Weiss

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150780
eISBN:
9780199865161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150780.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Epidemiology seeks to describe and to understand patterns of disease occurrence in human populations. This book is an expanded introduction to the concepts and tools of epidemiologic research. The ... More


Cross-sectional and Repeated Measures Studies

Harvey Checkoway, Neil Pearce, and David Kriebel

in Research Methods in Occupational Epidemiology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195092424
eISBN:
9780199864553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092424.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cross-sectional studies are particularly well suited for investigating workplace hazards in relation to non-fatal health outcomes, such as disease symptoms. The repeated measures design is an ... More


Case-Control Studies

Harvey Checkoway, Neil Pearce, and David Kriebel

in Research Methods in Occupational Epidemiology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195092424
eISBN:
9780199864553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092424.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The only conceptual difference between a full cohort study and a case-control study based on the same cohort is that the latter involves outcome-based sampling of the source population rather than an ... More


Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen Van Den Eeden, and Valarie M. McGuire (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book provides the foundation for conducting rigorous epidemiologic and clinical research on neurologic disorders. The book has three parts, each emphasizing the unique aspects of studying ... More


The Fetuses-at-Risk Approach: Causal and Noncausal Models

K.S. Joseph

in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387902
eISBN:
9780199895328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.003.0065
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses a new and controversial development in perinatal epidemiology. The chapter begins with an overview of some traditional concepts in perinatology, namely, the calculation of ... More


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