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Main Title Measurement error and misclassification in statistics and epidemiology : impacts and Bayesian adjustments /
Author Gustafson, Paul,
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 52587710
ISBN 1584883359; 9781584883357
Subjects Error analysis (Mathematics) ; Sequential analysis ; Bayesian statistical decision theory ; Epidemiologic Measurements ; Bayes Theorem ; Bias ; Foutenleer ; Sequentièele analyse (statistiek) ; Methode van Bayes ; Biometrie ; Meetfouten ; Análise de erros ; Matemática ; Análise sequencial ; Inferãencia bayesiana (análise de séries temporais) ; Medidas em epidemiologia ; Bias (Epidemiology) ; Anâalise de erros ; Matemâatica ; Anâalise sequencial ; Inferãencia bayesiana (anâalise de sâeries temporais)
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EKBM  QA275.G93 2004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/01/2010
Collation x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index.
Contents Notes
"This book addresses statistical challenges posed by inaccurately measuring explanatory variables, a common problem in biostatistics and epidemiology. The author explores both measurement error in continuous variables and misclassification in categorical variables. He also describes the circumstances in which it is necessary to explicitly adjust for imprecise covariates using the Bayesian approach and a Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm. The book offers a mix of basic and more specialized topics and provides mathematical details in the final sections of each chapter. Because of its dual approach, the book is a useful reference for biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and students."--Publisher description.