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Data Quality

Tamar Lasky

in Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780195172638
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865727 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.003.08
 Data Quality

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Interdisciplinary collaborations between epidemiologists and risk assessors have been slow to make use of traditional epidemiologic approaches to data quality and data synthesis. This chapter describes methods for evaluating data quality, and methods for combining point estimates using systematic literature reviews and meta-analysis.

Keywords: epidemiology; food safety; food-borne illness; data quality; risk assessment; systematic literature review; meta-analysis; bias

Chapter.  7542 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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