By Timothy L. Lash,Matthew P. Fox,Aliza K. Fink

ISBN-10: 0387879609

ISBN-13: 9780387879604

ISBN-10: 1441927743

ISBN-13: 9781441927743

this article offers the first-ever compilation of bias research tools to be used with epidemiologic info. It courses the reader during the making plans phases of bias research, together with the layout of validation reports and the gathering of validity information from different assets. 3 chapters current equipment for corrections to handle choice bias, out of control confounding, and type error. next chapters expand those ways to multidimensional bias research, probabilistic bias research, and a number of bias research. The textual content concludes with a bankruptcy on presentation and interpretation of bias research results.
Although concepts for bias research were on hand for many years, those equipment are thought of tough to enforce. this article not just gathers the equipment into one cohesive and arranged presentation, it additionally explains the equipment in a constant type and gives customizable spreadsheets to enforce the strategies. through downloading the spreadsheets (available at hyperlinks supplied within the text), readers can keep on with the examples within the textual content after which adjust the spreadsheet to accomplish their very own bias analyses. Readers with no event utilizing quantitative bias research should be capable of layout, enforce, and comprehend bias analyses that deal with the foremost threats to the validity of epidemiologic study. more matured analysts will worth the compilation of bias research tools and hyperlinks to software program instruments that facilitate their projects.

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