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Characterization of Conclusions

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/9780195108408.003.0012
Characterization of Conclusions

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This chapter discusses the basis for drawing conclusions from epidemiologic data and considers a range of purposes and audiences with interest in those epidemiologic conclusions. Topics covered include applications of epidemiology, identification of key concerns, integrated consideration of potential bias, integration of epidemiologic evidence with other information, controversy over interpretation, and the case against algorithms for interpreting epidemiologic evidence.

Keywords: epidemiological research; epidemiological studies; epidemiology; bias; interpretation

Chapter.  8530 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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