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The Stages of Trials

Curtis L. Meinert

in An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199742967
eISBN:
9780199897278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742967.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the stages of a clinical trial. The stage of a trial is different from phase of a trial. The stage is a period within the course of a trial. The phase is a facet of activities ... More


Critics and Criticisms

Curtis L. Meinert

in An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199742967
eISBN:
9780199897278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742967.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Consumers of information from trials must be able to size up the critics and criticisms of trials. There is no perfect trial. Hence, every trial is subject to criticism, so the issue is not whether ... More


Communicating Epidemiologic Findings

Michael B. Gregg

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Effective communication is one of the skills of a field epidemiologist. This chapter deals with some of the elements of both written and oral communication skills. It discusses the writing of an ... More


Methods of administration

David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman

in Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231881
eISBN:
9780191724015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231881.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Scales can be administered face-to-face, over the telephone, mailed, and now over the internet. This chapter discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each; and summarizes the research regarding ... More


Reading Between the Lines, or How to Read a Journal Article

Curtis L. Meinert

in An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199742967
eISBN:
9780199897278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742967.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Results papers are akin to reference books in that they are not meant to be read like novels, from cover to cover. Indeed, it is likely that the only persons reading them from beginning to end are ... More


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