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General Design and Analysis Questions

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Robert F. Woolson*
Affiliation:
Division of Biostatistics, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Louise-Anne McNutt
Affiliation:
Division of Biostatistics, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
*
Division of Biostatistics, 2811A Steindler Bldg, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242

Extract

Much of clinical and hospital epidemiology involves the identification and enumeration of cases or the comparison of case frequencies between two or more groups of interest. Because both of these activities involve the use of statistics, it is important to pay careful attention to biostatistical issues involved in the collection and the analysis of such data.

In this article, the first in a series of biostatistical papers, we discuss some general issues that are important in the design, analysis, and interpretation of clinical epidemiologic data. Subsequent papers in this series will deal with specific methods of analysis, examples of these methods of analysis, and limitations and interpretations of the methods.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 1988

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References

1.Kleinbaum, D, Kupper, L, Morgenstern, H: Epidemiologic Research: Principles and Quantitative Methods. Belmont, California, Wadsworth Inc, 1982.Google Scholar
2.Schlesselman, J: Case-Control Studies: Design, Conduct and Analysis. Oxford, England, Oxford University Press, 1982.Google Scholar
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