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Bias Due to Loss of Study Participants

David A. Savitz

in Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780195108408
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865765 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108408.003.0006
Bias Due to Loss of Study Participants

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This chapter focuses on the potential for bias that arises in the implementation of the selection process, focusing on the problems resulting from the inability of researchers to enroll and follow the individuals who were chosen for the study. It discusses a conceptual framework for examining bias, evaluation of bias, and integrated assessment of potential for bias due to loss of study participants.

Keywords: epidemiological research; epidemiological studies; bias; integrated assessment

Chapter.  9101 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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