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T. Kue Young

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195158540

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.001.0001

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Designing Population Health Studies

Designing Population Health Studies

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(p.215) 6 Designing Population Health Studies
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Population Health
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T. Kue Young

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0006

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

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