Planning and Analysis of Observational Studies

Planning and Analysis of Observational Studies

Author(s): William G. Cochran

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9780471887195

Online ISBN: 9780470316542

DOI: 10.1002/9780470316542

About this Book

Treats studies, primarily in human populations, that show casual effects of certain agents, procedures, treatment or programs. Deals with the difficulties that comparative observational studies have because of bias in their design and analysis. Systematically considers the many sources of bias and discusses how care in matching or adjustment of results can reduce the effects of bias in these investigations.

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