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Epidemiology: Principles and Practical Guidelines

  • lllumination of each step of the research process demystifies practical aspects of producing scientific evidence

  • A step-by-step approach allows readers to develop, implement, interpret, and report epidemiological research

  • Integration of theory, practice, and ethics prepares readers to become conscientious researchers

  • Discussions of contemporary approaches and topics alongside emerging paradigm shifts situates readers at the forefront of epidemiological research

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Definition and Scope of Epidemiology

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Matthew Baum
      Pages 3-18
    3. Basic Concepts in Epidemiology

      • Lars Thore Fadnes, Victoria Nankabirwa, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Jan Van den Broeck
      Pages 19-36
    4. Roots and Future of Epidemiology

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff
      Pages 37-58
  3. Study Design

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59
    2. General Study Objectives

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Meera Chhagan
      Pages 61-81
    3. The Specific Aims

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Meera Chhagan
      Pages 83-99
    4. General Study Designs

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Meera Chhagan
      Pages 101-135
    5. Study Size Planning

      • Jonathan R. Brestoff, Jan Van den Broeck
      Pages 137-155
    6. Funding and Stakeholder Involvement

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff
      Pages 157-169
    7. The Recruitment, Sampling, and Enrollment Plan

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Jonathan R. Brestoff
      Pages 171-196
    8. The Measurement Plan

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Ari Friedman, Nora Becker, Michael C. Hoaglin, Bjarne Robberstad
      Pages 197-240
    9. The Quality Assurance and Control Plan

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff
      Pages 241-260
    10. The Data Management Plan

      • Meera Chhagan, Shuaib Kauchali, Jan Van den Broeck
      Pages 261-279
    11. The Analysis Plan

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff
      Pages 281-295
    12. Ethics Support

      • Emma A. Meagher, Tracy S. Ziolek, Jan Van den Broeck
      Pages 297-310
  4. Study Conduct

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 311-311
    2. Training and Study Preparations

      • Jan Van den Broeck, Shuaib Kauchali, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Meera Chhagan
      Pages 313-328
    3. Managing the Informed Consent Process

      • Douladel Willie, Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R. Brestoff, Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy
      Pages 329-344

About this book

This textbook presents epidemiology in a practical manner, contextualized with discussions of theory and ethics, so that students and professionals from all academic backgrounds may develop a deep appreciation for how to conduct and interpret epidemiological research. Readers will develop skills to:

·         Search for and appraise literature critically

·         Develop important research questions

·         Design, plan, and implement studies to address those questions

·         Develop proposals to obtain funding

·         Perform and interpret fundamental statistical estimations,           tests,and models

·         Consider the ethical implications of all stages of research

·         Report findings in publications

·         Advocate for change in the public health setting

Epidemiology is and will remain a discipline in motion, and this textbook aims at reflecting this dynamism and keeping pace with its momentum. This textbook is not only a classroom tool with high utility but also an essential reference and guide for those engaging in research involving human subjects.

Keywords

  • Clinical research
  • Epidemiology
  • Medical research
  • Public Health
  • Research methods

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book follows the logical stages of a research project while introducing the major epidemiological concepts and practices. … For students and practitioners such as field epidemiologists, this book is very important. … it is most appropriate for epidemiology students working on their dissertations or researchers (MD, resident) who want to start a research project. … This is a very interesting book because of its practical nature and thoroughness for field epidemiologists. It is an excellent addition to epidemiology advanced courses … for PhD students.” (Ousmane Diallo, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2013)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

    Jan Van den Broeck

  • Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

    Jonathan R Brestoff

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Epidemiology: Principles and Practical Guidelines

  • Editors: Jan Van den Broeck, Jonathan R Brestoff

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5989-3

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-5988-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-007-9857-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-5989-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 621

  • Topics: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Sciences, Public Health, Bioethics

Buying options

eBook USD 189.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-007-5989-3
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  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)