Epidemiological Research: Terms and Concepts

  • O. S. Miettinen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Medicine, Science, and Statistics

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  3. Epidemiological Research Proper

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  4. Meta-Epidemiological Clinical Research

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 161-175

About this book


This book is by a single author – someone who, after medical school, has devoted half-a-century of full-time effort to ever better understand both clinical and community medicine and the research that is needed to produce the scientific knowledge-base of these. 

The book is organized so as to address in separate sections first the preparatory topics of medicine (clinical and epidemiological), science in general, and statistics (mathematical); then topics of epidemiological research proper; and, finally, topics of ‘meta-epidemiological’ clinical research.  In those two main sections, a further grouping is based on the distraction between objects and methods of study.  In this framework, the particular topics are addressed both descriptively and quasi-prescriptively, commonly with a number of explicatory annotations.

This book is intended to serve and a handbook for whomever is, in whatever way, concerned with epidemiological or ‘meta-epidemiological’ clinical research.  But besides, it is intended to serve as a textbook for the students in introductory courses on ‘epidemiological’ research – to which end there is a suggested hierarchy of the concepts that might reasonably be covered.


Clinical Concepts Epidemiological Research Terms

Authors and affiliations

  • O. S. Miettinen
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  1. 1.Cornell UniversityMcGill UniversityMONTREALCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1171-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1170-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1171-6
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