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This textbook presents epidemiology in a practical manner, contextualized with discussions of theory and ethics, so that students and professionals from all academic backgrounds may develop a deep appreciation for how to conduct and interpret epidemiological research. Readers will develop skills to: · Search for and appraise literature critically · Develop important research questions · Design, plan, and implement studies to address those questions · Develop proposals to obtain funding · Perform and interpret fundamental statistical estimations, tests,and models · Consider the ethical…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This textbook presents epidemiology in a practical manner, contextualized with discussions of theory and ethics, so that students and professionals from all academic backgrounds may develop a deep appreciation for how to conduct and interpret epidemiological research. Readers will develop skills to: · Search for and appraise literature critically · Develop important research questions · Design, plan, and implement studies to address those questions · Develop proposals to obtain funding · Perform and interpret fundamental statistical estimations, tests,and models · Consider the ethical implications of all stages of research · Report findings in publications · Advocate for change in the public health settingEpidemiology is and will remain a discipline in motion, and this textbook aims at reflecting this dynamism and keeping pace with its momentum. This textbook is not only a classroom tool with high utility but also an essential reference and guide for those engaging in research involving human subjects.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer Netherlands; Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 86188824
  • 2013
  • Erscheinungstermin: 31. Mai 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 162mm x 30mm
  • Gewicht: 982g
  • ISBN-13: 9789400759886
  • ISBN-10: 9400759886
  • Artikelnr.: 36713108
Inhaltsangabe
Preface
Part I Introduction
1 Definition and Scope of Epidemiology
2 Basic Concepts in Epidemiology
3 Roots and Future of Epidemiology
Part II Study Design
4 General Study Objectives
5 The Specific Aims6 General Study Designs
7 Study Size Planning
8 Sponsoring and Stakeholder Involvement
9 The Recruitment and Enrollment Plan
10 The Measurement Plan
11 The Quality Assurance and Control Plan
12 The Data Management Plan
13 The Analysis Plan
14 Ethics Support
Part III Study Conduct
15 Training and Study Preparations
16 Managing the Informed Consent Process
17 Accrual, Retention and Adherence
18 Questionnaires
19 Maintaining Data Integrity
20 Data Cleaning
21 Good Clinical Practice
Part IV: Study Analysis
22 Statistical Estimation
23 Statistical Testing
24 Statistical Modeling
25 Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses
26 The Ethics of Study Analysis
Part V Study Reporting
27 Interpretation of Findings
28 Scientific Writing
29 Reporting Data Quality
30 Dissemination to Stakeholders
31 The Ethics of Study Reporting
Bibliography
Subject Index
Rezensionen
From the reviews:
"This book follows the logical stages of a research project while introducing the major epidemiological concepts and practices. ... For students and practitioners such as field epidemiologists, this book is very important. ... it is most appropriate for epidemiology students working on their dissertations or researchers (MD, resident) who want to start a research project. ... This is a very interesting book because of its practical nature and thoroughness for field epidemiologists. It is an excellent addition to epidemiology advanced courses ... for PhD students." (Ousmane Diallo, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2013)
"This book follows the logical stages of a research project while introducing the major epidemiological concepts and practices. ... For students and practitioners such as field epidemiologists, this book is very important. ... it is most appropriate for epidemiology students working on their dissertations or researchers (MD, resident) who want to start a research project. ... This is a very interesting book because of its practical nature and thoroughness for field epidemiologists. It is an excellent addition to epidemiology advanced courses ... for PhD students." -- (Ousmane Diallo, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2013)