Epidemiology is a methodological and versatile text, applying contemporary research to theory, covering both quantitative and qualitative research methods in epidemiology for students in the health and medical sciences. It integrates a wide spectrum of case studies and examples from different health and medical disciplines and follows a two level 'methods based' approach differentiating between "basic" knowledge that all students of epidemiology should be familiar with and "beyond the basics" information for the interested or more advanced reader.
- Paperback | 470 pages
- 190 x 254 x 32mm | 1,401.59g
- 12 Jan 2012
- Oxford University Press Australia
- OUP Australia and New Zealand
- Melbourne, Australia
About Petra Buettner
Petra Buettner is a Senior Epidemiologist and Biostatistician within the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences at James Cook University. She has three major roles at JCU: lecturing Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Research Methodology; supervising Research Students; and researching with a main research focus on the epidemiology of skin cancer. Reinhold Muller is a Senior Epidemiologist and Biostatistician within the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences at James Cook University. He has very comprehensive experience in the conduct of a wide range of epidemiological and medical research studies and in teaching quantitative research methodology.
Table of contents
1. What is Epidemiology? ; 2. Disease Concepts in Epidemiology ; 3. Identification of Disease - Diagnostic Tests and Screening ; 4. Measures of Disease Frequency ; 5. From Research Topic to Research Hypothesis ; 6. Quantitative Descriptive Study Designs ; 7. Experimental Designs ; 8. Observational Designs ; 9. Sources of Bias ; 10. Sampling Strategy and Sample Size ; 11. Quantitative Methods of Data Collection ; 12. Statistics with Confidence ; 13. Ethical Considerations ; 14. Reading and Writing Publications