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Correction for the Effects of Measurement Error

Walter Willett

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Third edition

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199754038
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979448 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754038.003.0012

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Correction for the Effects of Measurement Error

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This chapter focuses on the effect of measurement error in epidemiologic studies and statistical methods to compensate for measurement error. The discussion covers the types of errors; the correction of standard deviations; the correction of epidemiologic measures of association for measurement error; the correction of correlation coefficients; the correction of regression coefficients; the correction of relative risks; and correction for measurement error in confounding variables.

Keywords: error correction; epidemiologic studies; measurement errors; correlation coefficients; regression coefficients; relative risks

Chapter.  11084 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology

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