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Correction for the Effects of Measurement Error

Walter Willett

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Second edition

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780195122978
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122978.003.12

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Correction for the Effects of Measurement Error

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This chapter addresses the effect of measurement error in epidemiologic studies and statistical methods to compensate for measurement error. Topics covered include types of error, correction of standard deviations, correction of epidemiologic measures of association for measurement error, correction for measurement error in confounding variables, and estimation of relative risks based on dual responses.

Keywords: epidemiologic studies; measurement errors; error correction; types of error; standard deviations

Chapter.  10522 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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