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Measurement Error

Thomas D. Koepsell and Noel S. Weiss

in Epidemiologic Methods

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150780
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865161 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150780.003.0010
 Measurement Error

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Improving the resolution of their measurement tools will allow epidemiologists to describe more accurately the relationship between the exposures and diseases they are studying. This chapter addresses the sources, assessment, and consequences of measurement error. It also gives examples of exposure-disease relationships that could readily be detected by epidemiologic tools.

Keywords: epidemiology; epidemiological research; measurement errors; exposure-disease relationships

Chapter.  10531 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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