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Detecting Causes

Ezra Susser, Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia and Evelyn J. Bromet

in Psychiatric Epidemiology

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195101812
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864096 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101812.003.05

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Series

Detecting Causes

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This chapter provides the foundation for understanding how studies are designed for the purpose of detecting causes. It presents a framework derived from two sources: psychology and epidemiology. The starting point is a schema widely adopted in psychological research and influential in many other fields, including social sciences and epidemiology. Drawing upon the work of epidemiologists such as Susser (1973) and Rothman and Greenland (1998), this schema is tailored for use in epidemiology.

Keywords: causal research; psychiatric epidemiology; causation; risk factor epidemiology; Susser; Rothman and Greenland

Chapter.  4792 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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