Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health

Methods of Clinical Epidemiology

Editors: Doi, Suhail A. R., Williams, Gail M. (Eds.)

  • ​For the first time diverse but related methods together in one book 
  • A clear introduction to the common research methodology specific to clinical research  
  • A rapidly growing area of clinical research
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About this book

“Methods of Clinical Epidemiology” serves as a text on methods useful to clinical researchers. It provides a clear introduction to the common research methodology specific to clinical research for both students and researchers. This book sets out to fill the gap left by texts that concentrate on public health epidemiology and focuses on what is not covered well in such texts. The four sections cover methods that have not previously been brought together in one text and serves as a second level textbook of clinical epidemiology methodology. This book will be of use to postgraduate students in clinical epidemiology as well as clinical researchers at the start of their careers.

About the authors

Suhail Doi is an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Queensland. He is involved in teaching, student supervision, curriculum development and research. He has published widely and his interest lies in research that addresses unanswered questions in patient care as well as questions related to methods of research design and analysis used in Medicine. Thus his research focuses on patient care topics such as epidemiology, prognosis and treatments of disease as well as methodology especially that related to meta-analysis. He is the co-author of the Doi–Thalib method for meta-analysis which was introduced in 2008 as an alternative to the random effects model.

Gail Williams is Professor of International Health Statistics at the University of Queensland. She has had long involvement in curriculum development and teaching in graduate programs in biostatistics and epidemiology, as well as consulting in clinical medicine and public health. Her specific areas of expertise include design and analysis of longitudinal studies, clinical and field intervention trials, survey design, and mathematical modelling. The focus of her applied research has been maternal and child health, a range of infectious diseases, and skin cancer. Her methodological areas of interest lie in statistical and mathematical modelling and approaches to dealing with attrition in longitudinal studies.

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“This is an excellent book on statistical and mathematical epidemiology as it applies to diagnostics and treatment outcomes of medical conditions. … Charts, tables, graphs, and equations are included throughout the discussions. … This is a good book for PH students and researchers.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, March, 2016)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Clinical Agreement in Qualitative Measurements

    Vanbelle, Sophie

    Pages 3-16

  • Clinical Agreement in Quantitative Measurements

    Indrayan, Abhaya

    Pages 17-27

  • Disagreement Plots and the Intraclass Correlation in Agreement Studies

    Doi, Suhail A. R.

    Pages 29-38

  • The Coefficient of Variation as an Index of Measurement Reliability

    Shechtman, Orit

    Pages 39-49

  • Using and Interpreting Diagnostic Tests with Dichotomous or Polychotomous Results

    Baicus, Cristian

    Pages 53-65

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-37130-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methods of Clinical Epidemiology
Editors
  • Suhail A. R. Doi
  • Gail M. Williams
Series Title
Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37131-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37131-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37130-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43506-5
Series ISSN
1869-7933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 282
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