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Basic Concepts and Procedures

J. H. Abramson and Z. H. Abramson

in Making Sense of Data: A Self-Instruction Manual on the Interpretation of Epidemiological Data

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195145250
eISBN:
9780199864775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145250.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The exercises in this section have three main purposes. First, they introduce a basic approach to the appraisal of data presented in a table or diagram—the basic questions to be asked, and the ... More


New Designs and Models

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In causal analysis, the need for tight control is a shibboleth which the discipline of epidemiology must live by. At the same time, no competent scientist will want to be shackled by rules. This ... More


Causal Inference

Noel S. Weiss

in Exercises in Epidemiology: Applying Principles and Methods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190651510
eISBN:
9780190651541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190651510.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter introduces the concept of causal inference in epidemiology. Students can practice what they have learned in class with 19 questions based on real-world examples, and then use the ... More


Conclusions and future directions

Patrik Nosil

in Ecological Speciation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199587100
eISBN:
9780191810107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587100.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter summarizes what is known about ecological speciation, focusing on findings with strong support. It outlines the key missing components in the understanding of ecological speciation, ... More


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