Modern Methods for Epidemiology

Editors: Tu, Yu-Kang, Greenwood, Darren C. (Eds.)

  • Discussion of modern statistical methods for epidemiology and biomedical research that cannot be found in most textbooks, e.g. latent growth curve models, latent class analysis, growth mixture models, regression trees, generalised additive models, and G-estimation etc.
  • Written by experts in accessible language for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Real life data sets are used extensively in the book to illustrate how these method may be applied in real research
  • Each chapter contains a section for further reading list for readers who wish to pursue these methods in greater details
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Routine applications of advanced statistical methods on real data have become possible in the last ten years because desktop computers have become much more powerful and cheaper. However, proper understanding of the challenging statistical theory behind those methods remains essential for correct application and interpretation, and rarely seen in the medical literature. Modern Methods for Epidemiology provides a concise introduction to recent development in statistical methodologies for epidemiological and biomedical researchers. Many of these methods have become indispensible tools for researchers working in epidemiology and medicine but are rarely discussed in details by standard textbooks of biostatistics or epidemiology. Contributors of this book are experienced researchers and experts in their respective fields. This textbook provides a solid starting point for those who are new to epidemiology, and for those looking for guidance in more modern statistical approaches to observational epidemiology. Epidemiological and biomedical researchers who wish to overcome the mathematical barrier of applying those methods to their research will find this book an accessible and helpful reference for self-learning and research. This book is also a good source for teaching postgraduate students in medical statistics or epidemiology.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Confounding and Causal Path Diagrams

    Law, Graham R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Statistical Modelling of Partially Observed Data Using Multiple Imputation: Principles and Practice

    Carpenter, James R. (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Measurement Errors in Epidemiology

    Greenwood, Darren C.

    Pages 33-55

  • Selection Bias in Epidemiologic Studies

    Law, Graham R. (et al.)

    Pages 57-71

  • Multilevel Modelling

    Blance, Andrew

    Pages 73-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Methods for Epidemiology
Editors
  • Yu-Kang Tu
  • Darren C. Greenwood
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3024-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3024-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3023-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9406-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 316
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