Making Sense of Data

Making Sense of Data : A Self-instruction Manual on the Interpretation of Epidemiological Data

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This edition includes a new section on meta-analysis, the critical review and integration of the findings of separate studies of the same topic. Its aim is to provide readers with the basic skills required for making sense of the results (similar or dissimilar) of a set of epidemiological studies, and for appraising published reports of meta-analyses and deciding whether to accept their conclusions. In other sections of the book, elucidatory comments have been added and references updated.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • line drawings, tables, bibliography
  • 0195089693
  • 9780195089691

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Basic concepts and procedures; 2. Rates and other measures; 3. How good are the measures?; 4. Making sense of associations; 5. Causes and effects; 6. Meta-analysis - Putting it all togethershow more

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From a review of the first edition[an] excellent self-instruction manual in data interpretationBritish Medical Journalshow more

About Joseph Abramson

J.H. Abramson is Professor of Social Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem. He is author of Survey Methods In Community Medicne: Epidemiological Studies, Program Evaluation, Clinical Trials, Fourth Edition (1990), and co-author of Calculator Programs for the Health Sciences (Oxford, 1983).show more