Designing Population Health Studies

T. Kue Young

in Population Health

Second edition

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195158540
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864379 | DOI:
Designing Population Health Studies

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This chapter reviews the different research designs in epidemiology and public health; distinguishes levels of measurement, validity and reliability, error and bias, types of confounding, effect modification; describes cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, and experimental studies; emphasizes important contribution of qualitative methods; and discusses ethical issues in public health research.

Keywords: study designs; validity; reliability; confounding; interaction; misclassification; selection bias; ecologic fallacy; prospective; retrospective

Chapter.  18233 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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