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Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Seventh Edition

Author(s): J. Richard Hebel, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Robert J. McCarter, ScD, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Washington D.C., Director, Biostatistics and Informatics Unit, Children’s National Medical Center
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449604752
  • Paperback    224 pages      © 2012
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Instructor Resources: Transition Guide

Help your students understand some of the most elusive fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics with this fully updated revision of the bestselling study guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Seventh Edition offers expanded chapters as well as coverage of a number of new topics that have become prevalent in the medical literature such as: receiver-operator curve analysis to improve sensitivity/specificity; the power of a statistical test; one-tailed P values; comparison-wise significance levels versus study-wise significance levels; confidence interval and its relationship to statistical significance; Meta-analysis with current methods for assessing heterogeneity and the potential for publication bias; the use of propensity scoring to reduce bias in non-experimental studies.

Key Features:
  • 46 objectives, expressed in behavioral terms, cite the concepts to be learned and the level at which students are expected to perform
  • Study Notes, which can be used as the sole source of input to cover the material or used to supplement attendance at a lecture series
  • Chapter Exercises, which encourage students to immediately use their newly acquired knowledge, and thus improve retention through practice
  • Multiple Choice Examinations, which have the same scope and are on the same level that students may expect to encounter in professional examinations

 

Preface  
Acknowledgements  
How to Use This Book  
Goals and Objectives  
Chapter  1  Investigation of an Epidemic
Chapter  2  Measures of Mortality
Chapter  3  Incidence and Prevalence
Chapter  4  Measures of Risk
Self Assessment  One
Chapter  5  Biological Variability
Chapter  6  Probability
Chapter  7  Screening
Chapter  8  Sampling
Chapter  9  Statistical Significance
Chapter  10  Correlation
Chapter  11  Multiple Regression
Self Assessment  Two
Chapter  12  Case-Control (Retrospective) Studies
Chapter  13  Cohort (Prospective) Studies
Chapter  14  Randomized Clinical Trials
Chapter  15  Survival Analysis
Chapter  16  Association and Causation
Chapter  17  Keys to Understanding Articles on Epidemiologic Studies
Self Assessment  Three
Exercise Answers  
Self Assessment  Final
Self Assessment  Answers
Glossary  

J. Richard Hebel, PhD-Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Robert J. McCarter, ScD-Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Washington D.C., Director, Biostatistics and Informatics Unit, Children’s National Medical Center

  • This excellent compendium can be described as a summary, an overview, or a guidebook to evaluate the basic understanding of epidemiology and biostatistical methods. ... This book fills a niche by giving students a measure of their understanding, preparing them for their own evaluation of competencies in biostatistics and epidemiology, while also preparing them for examinations.

    --James C. Torner, MS, PhD, University of Iowa College of Public Health (For Doody's Book Review Service, Dec. 2012)

  • "The book provides the essentials of an epidemiologist toolkit with analytical and illustrative examples. The unique aspects of the book are the learning tools of exercises and self-assessments which culminate in a comprehensive, topical review. The new information on propensity scores and the added information on meta-analysis keep this edition contemporary. As with prior editions, this book is a useful adjunct to any training program, giving scholars the opportunity to review and test what they know."

    —James C. Torner, MS, PhD, University of Iowa College of Public Health
    (For Doody's Book Review Service, Dec. 2012)
     

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ISBN-13: 9781449604752

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