Random Error

David A. Savitz

in Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780195108408
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865765 | DOI:
Random Error

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This chapter discusses random error. Topics covered include taking a sequential approach to considering random and systematic error, special considerations in evaluating random error in observational studies, statistical significance testing, multiple comparisons and related issues, interpretation of confidence intervals, and integrated assessment of random error.

Keywords: epidemiological research; epidemiological studies; systematic errors; statistical significance testing; integrated assessment; confidence intervals

Chapter.  8275 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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