Selected Methodological Issues of LAN-BC&PC Research

  • Abraham HaimEmail author
  • Boris A. Portnov


Several methodological flaws may bias the results of a study of the LAN-BC&PC association. In this chapter we shall deal in brief with three such issues being in our view especially relevant to population-level studies—ecological fallacy, recall bias and eyelid effect.


Population-level studies Methodological issues LAN Breast and prostate cancers (BC&PC) Ecological fallacy Recall bias Eyelid effect Bias preconditions Potential remedies 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Interdisciplinary Research in ChronobiologyUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Natural Resources & Environmental ManagementUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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