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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Epidemiological Research: Terms and Concepts [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Miettinen, O. S.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2011
Call Number R-RZ
ISBN 9789400711716
Subjects Medicine. ; Epidemiology. ; Biometrics. ; Statistical methods.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1171-6
Collation XVI, 175 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
This book is by a single author - someone who, after medical school, has devoted half-a-century of full-time effort to ever better understand both clinical and community medicine and the research that is needed to produce the scientific knowledge-base of these. The book is organized so as to address in separate sections first the preparatory topics of medicine (clinical and epidemiological), science in general, and statistics (mathematical); then topics of epidemiological research proper; and, finally, topics of 'meta-epidemiological' clinical research. In those two main sections, a further grouping is based on the distraction between objects and methods of study. In this framework, the particular topics are addressed both descriptively and quasi-prescriptively, commonly with a number of explicatory annotations. This book is intended to serve and a handbook for whomever is, in whatever way, concerned with epidemiological or 'meta-epidemiological' clinical research. But besides, it is intended to serve as a textbook for the students in introductory courses on 'epidemiological' research - to which end there is a suggested hierarchy of the concepts that might reasonably be covered.